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Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Apr 2019

Federal Election 2019 - Key workplace issues 04: Integrity Commission and Whistleblowers

A number of States and Territories have established anti-corruption or integrity commissions. The debate is continuing as to whether, and in what


Clayton Utz | Australia | 7 Feb 2019

Changes to registry fees as part of a modernised registry system, coming soon for Australian businesses

The Australian Government has indicated that it will make changes to the current system of registry fees to ensure a simpler, easier to understand


Clayton Utz | Australia | 27 Sep 2018

GST withholding obligations arising before settlement

Under the new GST withholding regime for new residential premises or potential residential land which commenced on 1 July 2018, in most cases, a


Clayton Utz | Australia | 27 Jun 2018

GST Withholding update

The "GST at settlement" measure, which applies from 1 July 2018, requires a buyer of new residential premises or potential residential land to pay the


Clayton Utz | Australia | 3 Apr 2018

Australian tax reforms to stapled structures to affect foreign investors

On 27 March 2018 Treasury announced long-awaited tax reforms in its paper, "Stapled Structures Details of Integrity Package". The Reforms aim to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 15 Feb 2018

New "GST Withholding" regime on "new" residential property transactions will you be ready?

The new "GST withholding" regime to commence from 1 July 2018 is on its way, and promises to have a significant impact on "new" residential property


Clayton Utz | Australia | 12 Feb 2018

Foreign investors in Australian resources projects receive important income tax guidance from Federal Court

All foreign investors into Australian companies, especially resources companies, will need to review their approach to Australian tax risks


Clayton Utz | Australia | 12 Oct 2017

The timely rise of phoenix reforms

The reforms proposed to combat illegal phoenix activity range from light-touch through to more significant changes to the Corporations Act. The


Clayton Utz | Australia | 29 Sep 2017

Anti-phoenixing reforms to corporate law, tax law and insolvency now open for consultation

New offences in the Corporations Act, a cab rank system for liquidators, and changes to tax laws have been put forward by the Australian Government


Clayton Utz | Australia | 28 Sep 2017

Greater certainty (for some) with the new administrative safe harbour for “fixed trust” status

While trustees of listed trusts, certain licensed widely held trusts and registered MIS have greater certainty on what is required for a trust to be

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