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Posted Jul 27, 2017 Hello from the other side… of the PPS Bill
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The PPS Bill proposing an amendment to the definition of ‘PPS Lease’ in the Personal Property Securities Act has finally been passed – What does this mean for you? WHAT HAS HAPPENED? On 11 May 2017, the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 was passed by Federal Government. The reforms extend the minimum […]

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Posted Jul 26, 2017 Compulsory Acquisition of Land—How it Works
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Recent media reports regarding the necessary land acquisitions for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Northern Beaches link have once again raised concerns for the many families and businesses which will be displaced. Following the public outcry over the actions of authorities, and the treatment of displaced families and businesses, during the significant land acquisitions […]

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Posted Jul 25, 2017 Australia By Design

Claire Martin will be featured on Australia By Design – July 29, 3pm.

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Posted Jul 05, 2017 First Home Owners NSW
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With 1 July 2017 and the start of the New Financial Year, the NSW State Government rolled out changes to the First Home Owners benefits that are available. For first home buyers, the 2017 comprehensive package will: abolish stamp duty on all homes up to $650,000, previous exemptions were only for new homes. This will […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Personal liability for false and misleading statutory declarations
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In the recent decision 470 St Kilda Road Pty Ltd v Robinson [2017] FCA 597 the Federal Court held Chief Operating Officer of Reed Constructions Australia Pty Ltd (Reed) personally liable for approximately $1.5m for falsely declaring in a statutory declaration that all workers, subcontractors and suppliers had been paid. The case is a warning […]

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