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Domestic Building – Damages for Failed Slab

The Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal has upheld the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision to award damages against the builder, Metricon, on the basis that the home built for the owner requires demolition and rebuilding. The significant...

Withholding Tax on Real Estate

The Federal Government has introduced legislation that will significantly affect vendors of property valued at $750,000 or more. The aim of the legislation is to prevent foreign residents from avoiding Australian capital gains tax. When a foreign resident disposes of...

Recovering a debt with a Statutory Demand

A Statutory Demand is a means of recovering a debt owed by a company, provided under the Corporations Act 2001 (‘the Act’). If a company fails to comply with a Statutory Demand, the Court will presume that the company is insolvent. The Act states that the Statutory...

Superannuation – Binding Death Nominations

The Federal Court of Australia in an important decision has upheld a decision of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal to pay superannuation benefits equally to children of the deceased notwithstanding significant factors in the history of the family and in...