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Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

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Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

Latest Article

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … Continued

Reading Room

  • It’s June, and trust income distribution time

    So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects … Continued

  • SMSFs and related party borrowings: ATO releases a revised guidance note and determination on non-arm’s length arrangements

    On 28 September 2016, the ATO released a Practical Compliance Guideline (PCG 2016/5) and a Taxation Determination (TD 2016/16), regarding limited recourse borrowing arrangements and ‘arm’s length terms’. The ATO has revised its previous position and … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Crowd funding moves forward while legislation stalls Since our last update in March, Canberra’s political machinations have stalled progress on new equity-based crowd funding legislation becoming law.[1] By summoning Parliament to resume on 18 April … Continued

  • New key superannuation rates and thresholds

    On 1 March 2016, the ATO announced new key rates and thresholds for the year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 applicable to: super contributions and benefits employment termination payments super guarantee and co-contributions. … Continued

  • SMSFs and related party borrowings: ATO waves a red flag on non-arm’s length arrangements

    On 1 December 2015, the ATO released two interpretative decisions, ATO ID 2015/27 and ATO ID 2015/28, on limited recourse borrowing arrangements. The ATO has made clear its position that if a self managed superannuation fund … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Following on from our last update, the Federal Government has now moved closer to putting legislation in place to remove regulatory barriers to crowd-sourced funding, or ‘crowd funding’. While the commencement date remains to be … Continued

  • An end to the ‘accountants’ exemption

    Accountants wishing to provide self-managed superannuation fund advice after 30 June 2016 will need to ensure they apply for an Australian Financial Services licence now, to avoid being caught on 1 July 2016. From that … Continued

  • Crowd funding

    The Federal Government recently announced its intention to put in place legislation facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding, and that consultations to facilitate crowd-sourced debt funding will start soon. Crowd-sourced funding or ‘crowd funding’ typically involves the … Continued

  • The new Powers of Attorney in Victoria

    On 1 September 2015, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) came into effect, changing the way Victorians create and execute Enduring Power of Attorney documents. The president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, … Continued

  • Change of SMSF trustee: practical tips for limited recourse borrowing arrangements

    If there is a change of trustee of an SMSF, then the arrangements for the handover must take into account any limited recourse borrowing arrangement which is in place (LRBA). The outgoing and incoming trustees … Continued