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New regime for withholding CGT when purchasing Australian land
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

If legislation currently before the Commonwealth Parliament passes, from 1 July 2016 a purchaser of Australian land or an interest in Australian land


"Yes, but" Getting approval conditions right
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

Although there are no hard and fast rules for what is a lawful condition, there are fundamental questions that you can ask in determining whether a


New WA strata title law - opportunity for developers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • January 15 2016

The Western Australian Government has announced its intention to introduce legislation within the next six months to amend the State's Strata Titles


Tasmania set for a single State-wide planning scheme
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

The Land Use Planning and Approval Amendments (Tasmanian Planning Scheme) Bill 2015 was passed by the Tasmanian Parliament on 12 November 2015 (with


Ninth planning, building and environment legislation amendment bill introduced into ACT Parliament
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

The Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (No 2) was presented to the ACT Parliament on 19 November 2015 to provide


When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?


Balancing the rights of NT mining, petroleum and agriculture: a new land access agreements process
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

On 30 November 2015, Chief Minister Adam Giles announced a new process to establish land access agreements to achieve a balance between the rights of


New Property Guidelines for Commonwealth Leases: ensuring your next property procurement complies
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Finance released new Guidelines for the Commonwealth lease endorsement process. Non-corporate Commonwealth


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice