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The ATO is watching: beware the dangers of undeclared income

August 13 2013 Now that the 2013 income year has ended, and taxpayers and tax agents start to prepare for the yearly lodgement of income tax returns, it is…

Whose land is it anyway: boundaries, adverse possession and encroachment

January 3 2014 Boundary fences are a common source of disputes between neighbours. Usually the dispute centres around the type of fence, the cost of the fence and…

Drafting key clauses in commercial contracts

June 27 2014 Drafting may be defined as the synthesis of law and fact in a language form. This is the essence of the process of drafting. All three…

Rights & responsibilities of trustees

March 5 2014 When a trust is created there are generally four main categories of persons involved. First there is the settlor who provides the assets for the…

New companies law in Fiji: expected to commence during 2013

May 20 2013 Company law in Fiji will change significantly during 2013 with the introduction and commencement of an entire new body of law. The new legislation…

Podcast: Damian O'Connor on MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge (MyMp 1377AM)

December 2 2014 Damian O'Connor of our Melbourne office discusses superannuation from a taxation perspective on MyMp 1377AM radio show "MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge"…

Podcast: Lachlan Cloak on MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge (MyMp 1377AM)

November 28 2014 Lachlan Cloak of our Melbourne office offers some tips on dealing with VCAT on MyMp 1377AM radio show "MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge". Click here to…

Chatting about ChaFTA

November 24 2014 Following the G20 Conference in Brisbane on 17 November 2014, Australia and China entered into a declaration of intent to enter into the…

Court orders partial enforcement of international arbitral award due to breach of natural justice

November 11 2014 The Supreme Court of New South Wales has ordered a partial enforcement of an arbitral award made in the United Arab Emirates arising out of a…

Does it feel better to know for certain that you are a tax audit target?

October 28 2014 In September 2014 the Tax Commissioner released a document headed "Assessing the risk: allocation of profits within professional firms." In broad…