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Local Government Alert

China’s restriction on import of recyclables - impact on Victorian Local Government

What has happened? On 1 January 2018 the People’s Republic of China (China) imposed restrictions on the import of re...

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Building Alert

Identity cards for authorised persons under the Building Act

Sections 228 and 228A of the Building Act 1993 (Building Act) operate to allow a municipal building surveyor (MBS) to au...

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Health Alert

New Victorian Medical Treatment Laws

Health practitioners, hospitals, aged care and other health facilities will be affected by new medical treatment laws.

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Workplace Relations Alert

Expansion of the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme – new employment screening obligations in effect

On 1 November 2017, the Victorian Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme was expanded to cover all disability services provi...

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Corporate Alert

AGM Report Card from ASIC: “Significantly less tumultuous”

On 29 January 2018, ASIC published its overview of the 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) season, concluding that the lat...

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Retirement Living Alert

Disclosure Requirements Update: Retirement Living

Retirement Living Operators should note that the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has released the updated fo...

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Corporate & Commercial Alert

Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding Takes Off

Earlier this month, ASIC issued the first licences to crowd-sourced equity funding (CSF) intermediaries, enabling public...

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Not-for-profit Alert

Law reform for charities and not-for-profit organisations

Over the last six months a number of proposals have been considered by the Australian Government, and a number of announ...

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Private Client Services Bulletin

Til death do us part – Estate Planning for Same-Sex Marriage

The recent legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia is certainly a cause for celebration, as are the weddings now ...

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Property Developer Alert

Look out for GST errors in land contracts

Property developers should pay careful attention to the treatment of GST in contracts for the sale of land. Recently, t...

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Property Alert

Vacant Residential Land Tax - Deadline Looming

As most property owners in Victoria are now aware, the new Victorian Vacant Residential Land Tax (“VRLT”) came into effe...

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Local Government Alert

Victorian Landfill Register

This Alert is important to all entities responsible for (owner, occupier, committee of management) land impacted by a cl...

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