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Retail Shop Lease

In Queensland the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act) imposes disclosure requirements on the Lessor before a prospective Lessee or Assignee entering into a retail shop lease. Under section 22 of the Act, the Lessor must give to the prospective Lessee or Assignee a draft lease agreement and a disclosure statement to...
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Taxation in Australia – How tax can affect your investment?

When investing in Australia, many inbound investors leave tax considerations to the last minute. As Australia is considered a relatively high-tax country with a heavy reliance on foreign investment, it is important for effective tax structuring to be implemented as part of the commercial planning stage of a business. Income tax...
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New 457 Local Market Test Requirement

From 23 November 2013, employers seeking to access the Subclass 457 visa programme to employ workers from outside of Australia, in prescribed occupations to fill a nominated vacancy in their business, must first test the local labour market to ensure that there is no suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill that position.

Exemptions to the labour market testing requirement will apply to some nominations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/457.aspx?tab=4

Scammers targeting visa holders

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) reveals that Scammers are masquerading as government officials and contacting migrants in Australia requesting some sort of visa payment. A spokesman for the DIAC said that this was a well-organised scam and reminds all visa holders and applicants in...
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