Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Charities Act 2013 took effect on and from 1 January 2014. The Charities Act 2013 sets out the legal meaning of charity for the purposes of all Commonwealth laws. The government has also announced what tax changes relating to the NFP sector will and won't proceed

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Thomsons Lawyers' Brisbane office has advised global mining products supplier Austin Engineering Ltd (ASX:ANG) on a $190m debt and equity raising.

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Thomsons have acted on a transaction in which the client sold its Hong Kong operating entity and Dubai subsidiary. The transaction involved a divestment by the client of its shares in the Hong Kong entity to the existing management of the Dubai business. The sale price was AED30,000,000 (approximately A$9m).

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On Friday, 20 December 2013, the Queensland Court of Appeal delivered two significant decisions which provide some important changes to the application of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act).

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