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New NSW legislation to address taxi and ridesharing services

23-06-16 | The growing popularity of ridesharing in Australia has required a review of the passenger transport industry and highlighted the need to create legislation to deal with the issues that have arisen. The NSW Government has responded by yesterday passing the Point to Point (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Bill 2016.


New tax requirements for property vendors and purchasers

23-06-16 | From 1 July 2016, a number of changes will apply to transactions where a freehold property with a market value of $2 million or more is being purchased or sold.


NSW State Budget—More challenges for foreign property investors

21-06-16 | Australian property investors can rejoice as three NSW duty taxes have been abolished. Foreign investors, however, won't share in the excitement, as the Budget changes will make it more challenging for them to invest in Australian property. These changes will take effect from 1 July 2016.


New Partner for Sparke Helmore's Insurance Group in Melbourne

15-06-16 | Patrick McGrath has joined Sparke Helmore as a Partner in the Insurance Group and will be based in Melbourne.


WHS obligations of schools and sporting organisations concerning sport-related concussion

15-06-16 | The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association have released a joint Concussion in Sport Position Statement in response to a growing national concern surrounding sport-related concussion.


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