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Claire Martin

Posted Jul 26, 2018 eSignatures
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The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) says that electronic executions of contracts are valid so long as the signing party has authority and been identified properly.1 The principal international convention underpinning the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL) is the Model Law on Electronic Commerce (MLEC). The MLEC has, in part, been enacted in every jurisdiction […]

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Posted Apr 24, 2018 New Laws: GST On New Properties
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The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has taken steps to put the onus on Purchasers to collect the GST on all new residential properties to improve the integrity of collection of GST from developers. On 29 March 2018, amendments to the legislation were passed to come into effect on 1 July 2018. Contracts entered into before […]

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Posted Mar 26, 2018 eConveyancing Update
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As you are no doubt aware, KREISSON made history in June 2016 by conducting the first end to end digital, entirely paperless conveyance of Australian property. Since then the industry has been moving towards digital revolution and has been assisted by various State Government mandates. The NSW State Government has been encouraging and championing eConveyancing […]

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Posted Feb 26, 2018 Legislative Updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act
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Following closely in step with the Strata Legislation Reforms, almost 40 years after the inception of the EP&A Act, the NSW State government have decided to update the legislation that dictates the planning and development of our State. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 was assented to by NSW Parliament last November 2017 […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 NSW Government Discussion Papers: Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property
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Towards the end of 2017, the Minister for Finance, Service and Property, Victor Dominello, released two (2) Discussion papers for comment in relation to: Removing barriers to electronic land contracts, and Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property. Off-the-Plan Contracts for Residential Property This paper seeks to gain feedback on proposed reforms to off-the-plan contracts for the […]

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