Stamp duty surcharge risk for trusts

Recent changes to duty legislation in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland has meant that “foreign persons” who purchase certain types of residential land in each of these states, will attract a foreign duty surcharge as determined in each of those states relevant Acts. Legislation in New South Wales and Victoria also imposes a land…

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Sham contracting findings released

The Fair Work Ombudsman  has released the findings of our audit into sham contracting in the cleaning services, hair and beauty and call centre industries. Sham contracting occurs when an employer attempts to disguise an employment relationship as an independent contracting relationship, thereby avoiding obligatory rates of pay and other entitlements. This gives the employer…

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