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Public-Private Partnerships - the balancing act of risk and value for money

Australia - August 5 2019 Issues raised in a recently filed class action by Opal Tower residents have highlighted risks for governments and statutory authorities with regards…

Andrew Corkhill, Leanne O’Neill

Queensland to increase additional foreign acquirer duty - are you prepared?

Australia - May 28 2018 From 1 July 2018, the Queensland Government is set to increase its additional foreigner acquirer duty rate from 3% to 7%. The rate increase was…

Scott Hay-Bartlem, Fletch Heinemann, Clinton Jackson

Exemption and refund for surcharge purchaser duty and surcharge land tax now available in New South Wales

Australia - May 25 2018 Revenue NSW has issued a Revenue Ruling that exempts Australian based developers that are ‘foreign persons’ from surcharge purchaser duty and…

Scott Hay-Bartlem, Fletch Heinemann, Clinton Jackson

Questionable outcomes following recent vegetation clearing decision

Australia - May 23 2018 The Planning and Environment Court’s determination in Fairmont Group Pty Ltd v Moreton Bay Regional [2018] QPEC 20, which held that ‘exempt clearing…

Leanne O’Neill, Vanessa Thompson

Case note - Fairmont Group Pty Ltd v Moreton Bay Regional [2018] QPEC 20

Australia - May 2 2018 Fairmont Group Pty Ltd sought declarations about its right to clear land identified as ‘Category X’ under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld)…

Leanne O’Neill, Vanessa Thompson