FOREIGN PERSON SURCHARGE AND DISCRETIONARY TRUSTS

13-Nov-2017

Background In an attempt to improve housing affordability, since 2016 the NSW Government has charged a duty and land tax surcharge on foreign purchasers and owners who have a ‘substantial interest’ in residential property. The sur..

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Holidays from Hell

01-Sep-2017

Moore v Scenic Tours Pty Limited (No.2) [2017] NSWSC 733 Have you ever seen those ads for European river cruises, promising a relaxing saunter past scenic hills and castles, surrounded by charming and well-groomed baby boomers? For one group ..

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NATIVE VEGETATION REGULATORY MAP RELEASE DATES

29-Aug-2017

The OEH have now released the details of the staged plans for the publication of the NVR map categories. The categories and release dates are as follows: Stage 1 A, Category 2 Vulnerable Land and Category 2 Sensitive Land mapping will be enfo..

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COMMENCEMENT OF NEW BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION LEGISLATION IN NSW (THE NEW NATIVE VEGETATION REGIME)

28-Aug-2017

Today marks the commencement of the reforms to the land management in NSW and as such the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 has now formally commenced. Disappointingly the Native Vegetation Regulatory (NVR) Mapping has not yet been finalised. ..

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FIRST HOME BUYERS FACT SHEET

07-Jun-2017

FIRST HOME BUYERS FACT SHEET The NSW Government has announced new measures to improve housing affordability for first home buyers that will take effect from 1 July 2017. Stamp Duty Will be abolished for new and existing homes val..

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Draft Codes for the new native vegetation regime released

10-May-2017

The draft Regulations and Codes for the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 were released on 10 May 2017. The draft regulations and codes are now open for the public to provide their feedback. The dat..

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Extension of exemption from stamp duty for rural property

19-Apr-2017

On the 11th of April 2017 an amendment was made to the NSW Duties Act which extended the stamp duty exemption on a transfer of the family farm to now include a transfer from a self-managed super fund to an individual family member. Previously the ex..

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The Local Land Services Amendment Bill - the new framework for Native Vegetation in NSW

27-Jun-2016

The Local Land Services Amendment Bill - the new framework for Native Vegetation in NSW. On 2 May 2016 the New South Wales government released the draft government bill titled Local Land Services Amendment bill 2016. The intent of this bill..

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Webb & Boland and HJ Palmer

18-Jul-2014

In July 2014, the long standing Narrabri Practice of HJ Palmer & Co merged with Webb & Boland. Mitchell Carrigan has relocated to Narrabri to run the Narrabri Practice which will be known as Webb & Boland. Mitchell will be supported by ..

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The NSW Government announces a review of the Native Vegetation Act

25-Jun-2013

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has announced a review into the Native Vegetation and Threatened Species Conservation Acts. The NSW government has been reviewing the Native Vegetation regulations since November 2011 but had initially indicated that ..

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Queensland clearing laws amended

22-May-2013

The QLD LNP government passed amendments to the QLD Vegetation Management Laws on Tuesday evening. The key amendments include allowing farmers to graze starving cattle in five national parks and eight reserves until the end of 2013 and beyond if ..

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Stamp duty abolishment deferred

21-May-2013

The NSW Government has recently announced that it will temporarily defer the abolition of stamp duties on certain transactions. The imposition of duty on the following was due to be abolished on 1 July 2013: mortgages the transfer of private..

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Removal of Restrictive Covenants on Converted Leasehold Land

12-Mar-2013

The NSW Crown Lands Division has recently announced a review of the restrictive covenants placed on previously converted perpetual leasehold land. A land owner can now make an application to have the restrictive covenants removed from the title o..

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Welcome to William Hiscox

22-Jan-2013

William Hiscox has joined Webb and Boland in 2013 following the completion of his Law Degree at the University of New England in his hometown of Armidale. William then went on to complete his Practical Legal Training at the College of Law in earl..

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Congratulations Erin!!!

30-Nov-2012

Congratulations to Erin Mather for being awarded the Tafe Excellence Award - Highest Achieving Student of Certificate III in Business Administration for 2012. It is very well deserved. Well done Erin! ..

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New Road Rules come into effect (NSW)

31-Oct-2012

On 1 November 2012, changes to NSW Road Rules came into effect. This brochure explains the main changes, and is available in multiple languages. The changes can be found on the NSW Roads and Maritime website (http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/s..

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July 2012 FWA Award Increases

25-Jul-2012

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has recently announced an increase of 2.9% to the minimum wage in modern awards, effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2012. This increase applies to the minimum wage entitlements of most employees cover..

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Appointment of new Director - Courtney Houlahan

10-Jul-2012

The Directors and staff of W&B are pleased to announce that Courtney Houlahan (pictured) was appointed a Director of the firm on 1 July 2012. Following her studies in Law and Journalism at Queensland’s University of Technology, Cour..

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It's a boy!!!!

10-Jul-2012

It's a boy! Congratulations to Racheal and Lyall who welcomed Knox Alexander Joseph Mulligan to the world on 30 June 2012. Mother and baby are doing wonderfully...

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Native Title Application - "Gomeroi People"

23-May-2012

On 20 January 2012 representatives of the Gomeroi people filed an application in the National Native Title Tribunal which seeks to have the Federal Court recognise Native Title over the area shown below in the map. Persons or companies who h..

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It's a girl!

13-Apr-2012

Congratulations to Andrew and Libby Carter who welcomed Isabelle Rose to the world on 30 March 2012. From all reports Mum and Isabelle are doing well and Andrew is slowly recovering! Andrew will be back on Mon 16 April...

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Summer clerkship update

27-Feb-2012

The summer clerkship program at Webb & Boland is now completed for another year with this years clerk Tegan Rodgers (pictured) finalising her clerkship mid way through February. Tegan who is a Moree local has now returned to her studies ..

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Webb & Boland Welcome Susie and Mitch to the profession

07-Oct-2011

On 7 October 2011 Susie Walker and Mitchell Carrigan were admitted as solicitors to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The admission ceremony was the culmination of five years full time university study, six months College of Law study, three ..

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