Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently handed down a decision that will expand on an employer’s obligations when considering an employee’s request for ‘family friendly’ working arrangements. On 25 September 2018, the … Continued
On 19 September 2018, the Victorian Auditor-General (AG) delivered his independent assurance report to Parliament entitled ‘Delivering Local Government Services’ (Report). The Report follows auditing five Victorian local councils and examining Local Government Victoria (LGV) … Continued
Much of the discussion on fraud and corruption in Australia has focused in recent months on ways to strengthen the federal public integrity system. With this in mind, the Australian Institute of Criminology and Maddocks … Continued
As the Canberra landscape changes, property owners and developers are increasingly looking to undertake infill projects or regenerate existing properties. These projects usually cannot proceed without a variation to the Crown lease, either to add … Continued
On 3 August 2018, Justice Bromwich of the Federal Court handed down his decision in Commissioner of Taxation v ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) (formerly EBS & Associates Pty Ltd)  FCA … Continued
Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approvals in relation to the acquisition of residential real estate are administered by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). An annual vacancy fee may apply to foreign persons who make a … Continued
In light of Land Use Victoria’s move towards 100% electronic transactions, new requirements have been introduced for the lodgement of restrictive covenants on transfers of land and restrictions on plans of subdivision. The new regime … Continued
The Victorian Government has released the Sale of Land Amendment Bill (Bill), which is currently at the second reading stage. Sunset Date Termination Rights – The Headache If the Bill is passed in its current … Continued
It is no secret that settlements of residential apartments are, depending on the type and location of a project, taking longer to achieve. The positive message is that the world has not ended and settlements … Continued
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