Sydney gets its mojo back: night life post lockout laws

In 2019, the NSW Government announced a range of reforms to the State's liquor laws which included relaxing the lockout laws introduced in 2014.   What's happening to Sydney's lockout laws? The first stage of the reforms c...

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Clearing vegetation for bushfire protection

As the Australian fire seasons become longer and more intense, everyone in the community must plan and prepare as best as possible. Property owners are reminded that the majority of structures are lost to ember attack, rather than...

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Greater Focus on Good Design

The role of good design in development in NSW was considered in a decision of the Land and Environment Court earlier this year. In Zammit v Inner West Council [2019] NSWLEC 1074 Commissioner Horton discussed how Better Placed, an ...

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Deceased Estates: Can I sell two years later and not pay Capital Gains Tax?

If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate and you are struggling to sell the deceased's main residence for reasons out of your control, then the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2019/...

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Flicking the Switch: Electric Vehicles offer new Opportunities

Recently there has been a lot of discussion in the media regarding Australia's use of Electric Vehicles (EVs), particularly in the lead up to the last election. Some have even suggested that the development of EVs could support a ...

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Jim Harrowell accompanies Governor of NSW on Mission to China

Hunt & Hunt NSW Managing Partner Jim Harrowell AM accompanied Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, as part of the delegation on a Vice Regal Mission to the People's Republic of Chi...

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