Commercial building

Energy Efficient Buildings

The Commercial Building Disclosure Program The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program requires that the energy efficiency information of certain commercial office spaces be provided to prospective tenants or buyers prior to the relevant building being so…
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Building Legislation
Amendment: Cladding

In response to the fatal fire at the Grenfell Tower in London, the Queensland Government carried out an investigation of the extent to which non-conforming combustible cladding was being used in Queensland buildings. Following this investigation, the Building and…
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Vegetation Management Laws

Clearing Your Property of Weeds (aka “Native Vegetation”) Changes to Vegetation Management Laws   The Palaszczuk Labor Government has introduced a suite of changes to Queensland’s vegetation management laws, making it more difficult to ob…
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GST Withholding Regime

Buying or Selling Your House? You may be affected by the new GST Withholding Regime.   If you are planning to buy or sell residential property after 1 July 2018 then you should be aware of some recent changes to the way in which the Australian Taxation Office collec…
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Data Breaches
– what are your obligations?

Recent changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) have imposed strict obligations when personal information is lost or released.  “Personal information” includes client personal details, bank accounts, licence details, medical records and taxation do…
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Succession Planning
for Farming Families

Farm Management Grants Scheme The Queensland Government has introduced the Farm Management Grants Scheme to assist eligible primary producers and their family members to manage the costs of succession planning. Under the Farm Management Grants Scheme, a prim…
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Labour Hire Licensing
Regulation 2018

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) (“the Regulations”) was released on Friday, 6 April 2018 to support the recently implemented Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) (“the Act”). Summary of the Act The Act introduces a licensing system for lab…
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Shopping Centre

Retail Shop Leases Act
Important Information

On 10 May 2016 the Queensland Parliament passed the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015, making a number of significant changes to the current legislation.  These changes commenced operation on 25 November 2016. If you are a party to a retail shop lease you need to b…
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Transfer Duty Concessions for farming families

Transfer Duty Concessions
– Farm Land

Intergenerational Farm Transfers – Transfer Duty Concessions for the Family Farm The Queensland Government has a support package for rural Queensland, which includes abolishing transfer duty on family farm transfers. These changes are aimed at dealin…
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Early Access to

Depending on your age and circumstances, there are a number of limited circumstances in which you can gain early access to your superannuation savings, namely: on ‘compassionate grounds’; you are suffering severe financial hardship; you have been dia…
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