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New duty and land tax surcharges for foreign buyers of land in Australia
23 Jun 2016
Foreign persons purchasing residential real estate in New South Wales will now have to pay a duty surcharge from 21 June 2016 and land tax surcharge from and including the 2017 land tax year, in measures announced in this week's State Budget.
Return to work rules not overridden by the Fair Work Act
23 Jun 2016
In rejecting a constitutional challenge to South Australia's new Return to Work legislation a tribunal has reminded employers of their return to work obligation, say Shae McCartney, Laura Forman and Jessica Tinsley.
CU LAB: IPO basics: identify your key executives and directors
20 Jun 2016
Stuart Byrne explains why it's critical to get on top of your key management arrangements with your lawyers early on.
Adjudication determinations under SOPA may be quashed for non-jurisdictional errors of law
17 Jun 2016
The NSW Supreme Court has significantly expanded the potential bases available to challenge adjudication determinations under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to include non-jurisdictional errors of law on the face of the record.
“Legal unreasonableness” back in season — with mixed success
23 Jun 2016
Recent Full Federal Court decisions reinforce the limits of seeking judicial review for legal unreasonableness, say Elizabeth Tan and Alison Martyn.
Availability of MPC review may lead courts to decline to review employment decisions
23 Jun 2016
Jennifer Wyborn and Liam Meagher explain why Commonwealth agencies faced with an application for judicial review of an employment decision should consider arguing that the court should decline to review it if review by the Merit Protection Commissioner is also available.
CU LAB: IPO basics: what to consider when putting together your IPO board
20 Jun 2016
There are a lot of details to sort through when putting together your new board, says Stuart Byrne, so the earlier you start the better.
Fintech regulatory sandbox one step closer with release of consultation paper
09 Jun 2016
The long-awaited fintech regulatory sandbox could be a step closer with the release on Wednesday 8 June 2016 of the consultation paper promised in the Federal Budget.
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