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Rebooting Queensland's planning reform: the better planning for Queensland Directions Paper
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 26 2015

The next steps in delivering planning reform for Queensland have been revealed with the release of a Government Directions Paper, Better Planning for


Treasury proposing to bring Australia's foreign investment framework into the 21st century
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

Australia's current foreign investment framework is governed by the federal Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA). Many of the key


New foreign investment rules - more details announced
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

The Federal Government has provided more details on the proposed changes to Australia's foreign investment laws. This announcement follows the


New surcharge for foreign buyers of Victorian residential property
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

In the Victorian Budget, handed down today, the Victorian Government has announced that a 3 surcharge will apply to foreign purchasers when they buy


Owners of NSW contaminated or heritage constrained land may be entitled to lower rates and land tax
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

Recent Land and Environment Court rulings suggest that landowners of contaminated or heritage constrained land may have been paying higher rates and


Development hiccups: when neighbours won't give you access
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

Development in highly populated areas is on the rise and with that comes the increasing need to access adjoining land. NSW legislation can assist


A guide to clearing vegetation in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The first step in determining whether an approval is needed to clear vegetation is to identify the type of vegetation to be cleared and the


Counting the costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

It has now been over 12 months since the basis for awarding costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court (P&E Court) was fundamentally changed


New fees and fines proposed for foreign investors in residential real estate
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

Market focus on foreign investment's impact on Sydney’s residential demand, supply and affordability is at a peak. Interestingly though, it is almost


Queensland Commissioner loses attempt to broaden Duties Act's definition of land
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

A recent case dealing with now-defunct land rich duty has broader implications for taxpayers. Although various changes to the Duties Act 2001 (Qld