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October 2015


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FYI: Tax Law – New “Bright-line” test for sales of residential land

02 Oct 2015

A new "bright-line" test is being introduced that will impose income tax on any gain from residential land purchased and sold (or otherwise transferred) within two years, unless an exception applies...

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FYI: Commercial Litigation – Cancelling commercial leases & licences – how much notice to give?

30 Sep 2015

Since 1 January 2008, a commercial lease or licence can only be cancelled in accordance with the "cancellation code" prescribed by the Act...

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FYI: Tax Law – New tax rules applying to land transfers

11 Sep 2015

Amendments to the Land Transfer Act 1952 passed on 10 September will, from 1 October, require buyers and sellers (and other transferors and transferees) of land to provide a tax statement as part of the land transfer registration process...

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FYI: Information & Communications Technology – Digital Convergence: TIME for review

04 Sep 2015

The convergence of the telecommunications, IT, media and entertainment (TIME) sectors and the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Fashion Week 2015: a chic update to the last year of IP and fashion

24 Aug 2015

Regardless of your price point or personal taste, fashion is always a hot area for intellectual property disputes and 2015 was no different. We look at some of the highlights of the last year...

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