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Setting up companies and trusts proves a tax trap for winemakers

Winemakers can run into significant tax problems after transferring their businesses to a company or trust structure. While income tax relief may be available on the transfer of the business…

The Compact Legal Guide to HR

Employment issues can arise in your organisation at any time. We have created the 'Compact Legal Guide to HR' for you to keep as a handy reference when issues pop…

Proposal for Increased Protection and Monetary Penalties under Privacy Act

On 24 March 2019, the Morrison Government announced a proposal for changes to Australia’s privacy laws. If passed by Parliament, the changes will substantially increase the existing protections and penalties…

How to Develop a Whistleblower Policy

Now that the Whistleblower protections have increased, are you meeting your requirements?About the Act The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) was recently passed by Parliament and will…

WET REFORMS NOW ENACTED – TOP FIVE ISSUES WITH REFORMS

Summary New eligibility criteria for claiming producer rebates and new quoting/WET credit rules will apply to the 2018 vintage. New 85% ownership requirement will apply to 2017 and earlier vintages…

Wine Road Show – Postscript

Fortified wines in process of being manufactured prior to 1 January 2018 Given the breadth and complexity of issues involved with the WET reforms, combined with the very limited allotment…

WET Rebate Reform – What it means!

In the May 2016 Budget, the Turnbull Government announced significant proposed reforms to the Wine Equalization Tax (WET) Rebate. On 2 December 2016—after extensive consultation with the wine industry—the Government…

Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC [2016] HCA 37

On 5 October 2016, the High Court allowed an appeal against the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court. In doing so, the High Court held that the respondent…

SA Health, Safety Learning System (SLS) Removal of Part 7 Protection from Disclosure

Part 7 of the South Australian Health Care Act (Act) is entitled “Quality Improvement and Research”. Under section 64 of the Act (which falls within Part 7) the Health Minister…

Cyber Security Risk

Cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar industry. No one is immune. Risk profiling and proactive prevention is a requirement for all individuals and organisations. On 16 May 2016 ASIC release its…

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