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Posted Dec 12, 2018 The Royal Commission into Aged Care
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Following the Four Corners Special Investigation, the Commonwealth Government established the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 8 October 2018. The inquiry is one of more than 20 inquiries into aged care that spans back to 1997. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and […]

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Posted Nov 01, 2018 Property Pinot Pizza
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Networking and educational seminar for those looking at expanding their property portfolio. We will have our panel of experts discussing rentvesting, buying now to retire early, how to prepare to get approved for another mortgage, where to buy an investment property and more. Following the formal presentations we will have an informal chat over pizza […]

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Posted Oct 25, 2018 SOPA Bill – Some Key Changes
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After an extensive review and consultation process which commenced in 2015; the NSW Government introduced the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 of 24 October 2018.  According to the second reading speech, the Bill seeks to increase cashflow and transparency  protections in the contracting chain and “to simplify and clarify the […]

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Posted Oct 25, 2018 SOPA Reform Bill Released on 24 October 2018
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NSW is reforming security of payment laws which protect contractors and suppliers to construction projects. An amending Bill was introduced on 24 October 2018 into the NSW Parliament to promote cash flow and transparency in the contracting chain.  Progress claims The concept of a “reference date” will be removed from the legislation.  Progress claims may […]

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Posted Oct 23, 2018 “Off the plan” and “digital savvy” property Bill introduced
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“This reform recognises that the property industry is moving towards a 100 per cent digital future.” The Hon. David Clarke, Second Reading Speech A new bill was introduced into Parliament on 16 October 2018 to provide off the plan protections for consumers and to smooth the way for fully electronic and paperless conveyancing transactions. New […]

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