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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, Sam Adams.

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…

Clinton Jackson, Fletch Heinemann, Rosalie Cattermole, Scott Hay-Bartlem.

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…

Clinton Jackson, Fletch Heinemann, Rosalie Cattermole, Scott Hay-Bartlem.

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.