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Posted on 3 May 2018

GST Trap For Unwary Business Vendors

Many people attempting to sell their business without competent professional help would be shocked to discover they may have to hand one-eleventh of the purchase price over to the Australian Tax Office. Yet, unfortunately,…

Posted on 3 May 2018

Good Governance

A pocket guide for directors and CEO’s This practical booklet grew from the demand by business leaders at a Business Expo in 2000.  The presentation made by Peter Wilson, Nevett Ford targets the key…

Posted on 3 May 2018

Asset Protection Basics

If you are about to buy, or are in the early stages of operating a new business, you should be careful to choose the most suitable ownership structure. Often, all too little attention is…

Posted on 1 May 2018

Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC)

As of 1 July 2017, owners, landlords and tenants intending to sell, lease or sublet office space with an area of 1000 m² or more may be required to first obtain a Building Energy…

Posted on 29 Mar 2018

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

Medical Treatment Decision Makers The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (The Act) commenced operation on 12 March 2018.  The Act has two key purposes, first, provision for the appointment of “Medical Treatment Decision…

Posted on 1 Dec 2017

Major Change to the Laws of Intestacy

New Provisions as to the distribution of the assets of a deceased person dying without a Will become operative as from 1 November 2017 Intestacy Means a person has died without a valid Will…

Posted on 20 Jul 2017

Watch this space: Fair Work Commission flags broadening of casual conversion rights

On 5 July 2017 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) issued a preliminary determination in relation to the rights for casual employees to convert to permanent employment under 85 modern awards. Some awards, such as…

Posted on 11 Jul 2017

New arrangements for domestic building disputes now in place

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV): for better or worse, this is a name that builders and consumers in Victoria will become very familiar with following recent changes to the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic)….

Posted on 7 Jul 2017

Soil Test Special Conditions

Be wary of Vendor prepared soil test special conditions For many Australians, buying vacant land in a new estate, and then building their dream home, is a cheaper alternative to buying an existing residential…

Posted on 7 Jul 2017

Capital Gains Withholding Tax

In an effort to combat tax avoidance by foreign residents in 2016 the Federal Government introduced new laws requiring the purchasers of real estate worth $2 million or more to withhold 10% of the…