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Register Online for Land Tax Now

Land tax in New South Wales is calculated at the end of each calendar year, which means eligible landowners must register with Revenue NSW now. Land tax is payable where the combined value of all taxable land, as assessed by the Valuer General, meets the threshold set...

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Agriculture in the NSW Budget 2020-21

The State government have stated their commitment to supporting the agricultural sector in the long road to recovery from droughts, floods, and bushfires with the announcement of the 2020-21 budget. There is a focus on biosecurity, as improved conditions for farming...

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Broadening the Scope of the Consumer Guarantees

The Federal government recently passed changes to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which broaden the scope of the Consumer Guarantees. The Consumer Guarantees are automatic rights applicable to ‘consumers’ as defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)....

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Restrictions on FWC Power to Reduce Redundancy Entitlements

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) have clarified that the FWC has no power to reduce redundancy entitlements provided for in industry-specific redundancy schemes under modern awards. Section 120 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) grants the FWC...

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Positive Outlook for NSW Winter Harvest

Forecasters have expressed great optimism as the Winter crop harvest commences in New South Wales. It is predicted that Australia’s overall production will increase by 60% compared with last year. Remarkably, the Winter crop production in New South Wales is expected...

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Legislative Reform on Small Business Insolvency

The Federal Government have released draft legislation which reforms small business insolvency practices. The bill has been drafted in anticipation of a wave of insolvencies in 2021 as temporary relief measures brought in during the COVID-19 pandemic come to an end....

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