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Wind Farm Leases

Ballarat and Western Districts are experiencing a boom in wind farm development, with many farmers being approached with offers to build turbines on their land. Unfortunately, in the excitement of extra income and a chance to “drought proof” their land, some farmers...

ED Black Charitable Trust

The late Ernest Donald Black (in 1974), in association with Nevett Ford Lawyers established a charitable trust. Mr Black’s generosity meant that the whole of his estate on his death constituted the trust funds. Since 1974, $964,000.00 has been distributed to a range...

Superannuation Borrowings in an SMSF

There has been much talk in the press recently about the ability of Self Managed Superannuation Funds to borrow. You would be excused from thinking that radical changes had been made to the types of property super funds are now permitted to invest in. That is not the...

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, this is a potential outcome for vendors who...