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A lot has been said about what needs to be done before 1 July 2017 to deal with the new changes to the super law.  The purpose of this article is to provide our view on what should be done before 1 July 2017.  It focuses on self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).  This article is […]

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Introduction There remains a degree of uncertainty in the construction industry in relation to the reach of the proportionate liability regime contained in the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) (CLA).   Despite the number of years that have elapsed since its enactment, little case law has emerged that might offer unequivocal guidance. To compound the uncertainty […]

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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 purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. Our thirteenth Victorian Public Sector Newsletter is dominated by a raft of justice measures announced in the State budget, including upgraded […]

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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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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. 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 Supreme Court of New South Wales has considered whether an adjudication application delivered by USB constituted valid service under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act) in the decision in Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd (Parkview) v Total Lifestyle Windows Pty Ltd (Total) [2017] NSWSC 194. The SOP Act provides […]

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