Monthly Archives: May 2017

Changes to the foreign resident CGT withholding rules were announced in this week’s federal budget with effect from 1 July 2017: Currently From 1 July 2017 Market value threshold below which CGT withholding does not apply (for “direct” interests in land – i.e. freehold / leasehold / company title) $2,000,000 $750,000 Withholding rate (for both […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation.  With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision in Bigby v Kondra & Anor [2017] QSC 37 is a timely reminder of the obligations of builders in Queensland who have a duty to coordinate and supervise construction projects. In this case, the Court found that a builder was liable to a homeowner in negligence for the […]

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This is our first public sector newsletter for a month, with the last edition falling due over the Easter vacation. It has been a busy month notwithstanding the holidays with Victoria to get a new Chief Justice, new appointments to the Federal Court, the Federal Government to reverse cuts to the funding of Community Legal […]

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