• no image Transfer Duty Concessions: Selling Properties to Your Own Super Fund

    The Western Australian Duties Act 2008 was recently amended in relation to the sale of dutiable assets (e.g. land and buildings) to superannuation funds by their members. Such transactions, when properly structured, may be liable to $20 nominal duty instead...

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  • no image MD Insights – July 2015

    Munro Doig has just released the latest edition of its newsletter, MD Insights. This edition focuses on the 1 July changes to migration law which may be of interest to our clients. Read the newsletter here: MD Insights July 2015...

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  • no image Upcoming Seminar/Workshop: Advanced Visas Workshop

    Munro Doig is pleased to be part of Legalwise’s Advanced Visas workshop to be held on Tuesday 1 September 2015. The workshop will run from 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm at the Parmelia Hilton (Mill Street, Perth). Lester Ong, who heads Munro Doig’s migration pract...

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  • no image Is Your Binding Death Benefit Nomination Precise Enough?

    A recent decision of the Supreme Court in Queensland (the appeal period has now expired) has held that a binding nomination given by a super fund member to the trustee in favour of “the trustee of a deceased estate” was not valid for the purposes of the tr...

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  • no image Some Recent PIC 4020 Success Stories

    Public Interest Criterion 4020 (“PIC 4020“) is a notoriously difficult part of the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth). PIC 4020 in effect imposes a penalty of sorts on a visa applicant who “gives or causes to be given“: (a) information that is fals...

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  • no image New 457 English Requirements

    Following our previous article on Changes to the 457 Program, we are glad to announce that new 457 English language requirements came into effect from 18 April 2015. Legislative Instrument IMMI15/028 now sets out the following scores for the purposes of demon...

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