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Are Lawyers the new Tax Collectors? – Changes to Conveyancing

The latest Federal budget proposed a number of amendments to the capital gains tax regime. A particular focus of these changes are directed to addressing housing affordability in Australia while also seeking to improve compliance by foreign investors of their tax obligations. These amendments built upon regulations introduced in last year’s budget.

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“Get Off My Water!”

With over 400 kilometres of constructed canal frontage on the Gold Coast, and an ever increasing number of recreational water users, the potential exists for conflict between property owners and people using the adjacent water ways.

Any waterfront property owners or regular water users reading this could probably relate a relevant story. The writer has personally observed an upset waterfront property owner throwing rocks at a kayak fisherman, fishing in the adjacent canal, encouraging him in an enthusiastic fashion to “get off his water”. Continue reading “Get Off My Water!”