As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … Continued
The Exposure Draft for the GST withholding regime for property transactions has been released. This withholding regime was announced as part of this year’s Federal Budget and is targeted at increasing GST compliance for property … Continued
We recently released an update on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill) which was passed by Parliament on 18 October 2017. The new legislation has now commenced. As of … Continued
In August 2017, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued its five-year productivity review entitled ‘Shifting the Dial’ (Report). The Report, which enquires into Australia’s productivity performance and includes recommendations on productivity-enhancing reforms, is the first in … Continued
On 27 October 2017, the High Court ruled on the validity of the election of a number of Federal politicians to the Senate and the House of Representatives in the ‘Citizenship case’. The High Court found a … Continued
In a landmark judgment, the Federal Court of Australia has ordered an employer to pay penalties of $42,500 for contraventions of an enterprise agreement, which included failing to convert an employee from casual to permanent … Continued
On 18 October 2017, the Government secured the necessary support in the Senate to pass the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill). The new legislation will commence from a day to … Continued
The Courts have again confirmed the use of the direct comparison approach is often the most reliable method of valuing what a hypothetical and willing (but not anxious) vendor and purchaser would agree to. This … Continued
The importance of complying with the Franchise Code marketing obligations was reinforced at the recent Franchise Council of Australia National Franchise Convention. The ACCC Deputy Chairman, Dr Michael Schaper, spoke candidly about the commission’s expectations … Continued
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