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Significant investor visa new requirements

Australia - July 20 2015 The much anticipated revised framework for the Significant Investor stream (SIV) of the Business Innovation and Investment visa program came into

Premium investor visa

Australia - July 20 2015 The Premium Investor stream (PIV) of the Business Innovation and Investment visa program came into effect on 1 July 2015. The PIV is a new visa

Workers' compensation threshold removal

Australia - July 17 2015 On 15 July 2015 the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Qld) (2015 Bill) was introduced into the

Sharing the risk: proportionate liability clarified by the High Court

Australia - July 14 2015 The High Court recently handed down their much anticipated decision in Selig v Wealthsure, providing some well needed clarification on the

Judicial immunity in Land Court proceedings

Australia - July 17 2015 Anthony Lynham, Queensland’s Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, introduced the State Development and Public

Changes to the taxation of employee share schemes

Australia - August 4 2015 Legislation enacting proposed changes to the taxation of interests in Australian employee share schemes (ESS), intended to 'bolster entrepreneurship

NSW mining lease applications - new protocol for proof of extinguishment of native title

Australia - August 3 2015 In July 2015, the Department of Industry, Resources and Energy (DRE) released an updated 'Protocol for Evidencing Proof of Extinguishment of Native

Protecting the little guy: unfair contract terms to apply to small businesses

Australia - July 29 2015 In April 2015, the Federal Government released draft legislation titled the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms

NSW strata law reform - implications for developers

Australia - July 29 2015 With the New South Wales state government going full steam ahead on its plans for strata law reform, McCullough Robertson's Property team explain

Market-led proposals - Queensland Government guidelines

Australia - July 29 2015 In July 2015, the Queensland Government released its ‘Project Assessment Framework Guidelines for the assessment of market-led proposals’