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The sun is setting on delay tactics adopted by property developers in off the plan sales

Property developers engineering development delays and relying on developer friendly “sunset clauses” in off the plan contracts of sale contracts (OTP Contracts) to terminate those contracts and re-sell for higher prices are being targeted by the Andrews Labor Government through proposed new legislation. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 [...]

2018-09-18T18:03:03+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Property|Tags: , , |

Assignment of lease of commercial premises: To consent or not to consent … That is the question, if you’re a landlord

A recent VCAT decision narrows the circumstances in which a landlord can withhold consent to an assignment of lease. This case, AVC Operations Pty Ltd v Teley Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2018] VCAT 931, concerned a landlord’s decision to withhold consent to an assignment of lease under s 60 of [...]

2018-08-30T14:41:03+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Property|Tags: , |

ATO response to High Court decision in Bywater

In a previous article we discussed the High Court of Australia decision in Bywater & Ors v FC of T: see http://pointonpartners.com.au/australian-tax-residence-for-companies-revisited-by-high-court-after-43-years/ Subsequent to the High Court decision, the ATO withdrew its previous ruling TR 2004/15, and issued a new draft ruling TR 2018/D3, and an exposure draft Practical Compliance [...]

2018-08-31T16:15:50+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Taxation|Tags: , |

Family and Domestic Violence Leave – Key Features for Employees and Employers

Commencing from 1 August 2018, all employees who are covered by a modern award are entitled for up to 5 days of unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence. This follows the Fair Work Commission’s Decision made on 6 July 2018 which finalised the model clause for 5 [...]

2018-08-24T17:23:10+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , |

Federal Court decision highlights the urgent need for change to income tax residency rules for individuals

In the recent decision of the Federal Court in Harding v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 837, it was found that Mr Harding, an Australian citizen who lived and worked abroad for various periods, but focusing on March 2009 to February 2015, was a resident of Australia under the expanded [...]

2018-09-27T16:28:58+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Taxation|Tags: , , |

2017 LIV Fun Run

Each year, hundreds of legal professionals and law students gather in Melbourne and take to the LIV track. This year our own Michael Bishop won the 8km run. We are very proud of his achievement and congratulate him on the win. Authors [...]

2018-08-28T14:59:34+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

LAWorld Conference – Barcelona, Spain

Early May marked the first LAWorld conference for 2017 and showcased the picturesque city of Barcelona, Spain.  Attendance peaked at a record high which ensured cultural diversity and with it, a broad representation of varying global perspectives.  Discussions included topical legal issues such as Outbound/Inbound Business opportunities in the Asia [...]

2018-08-30T12:33:44+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |