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NSW property tax reform

The NSW Government has announced first home buyers will be able to choose to pay an annual property tax instead of stamp duty. This significant proposed property tax reform aims to reduce the upfront cost for purchasing a home. First home buyers purchasing properties up to $1.5m as their principal residence will now be able […]

QLD State Budget Overview 2022/23

The Queensland 2022/23 Budget includes increased mental health support, payroll tax relief and mining companies face higher coal royalty rates. Queensland Treasurer, Cameron Dick, has handed down his 3rd budget as part of the government’s plan for economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Revenue measures announced as part of the 2022–23 Queensland Budget, include: a […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23

The Victorian Government has delivered the 2022/23 Budget with a clear emphasis on health, education and infrastructure projects in Victoria and no major surprises or material new taxes for Victorian businesses. Key takeaways Although there are no key tax measures introduced, direct property taxes will continue to be the source of over 50% of new […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23 – Property & infrastructure

The Victorian Government has continued its emphasis on infrastructure investment in this Budget with a focus on schools, health facilities and social and affordable housing. Significant measures New infrastructure spending: $1.6bn for construction and development of new schools and school upgrades $1.6bn for construction and development of new hospitals, health facilities and related upgrades $2.6bn […]

Federal Budget Overview 2022/23

Last night, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2022/23 Federal Budget, setting the Government up for their pre-election. With a May election fast approaching, there was a lot of anticipation that this Federal Budget would provide much needed support for households in managing the cost of living. While borders have opened, many business in several key […]

Daren McDonald, Partner

Director, Business & Private Client Advisory
Daren has over 30 years’ of experience providing accounting and tax solutions to his clients and is a leading advisor to the property industry. Daren’s experience includes: Providing advice to family owned and operated businesses Acting as executive director for companies, trustees and deceased estates Advising property developers on significant joint ventures Delivering tailored advice […]

Property & infrastructure

The property, infrastructure and construction sectors can be volatile, subject to changing regulations and policies, and rapidly shifting economic and political conditions. If one thing is certain, it’s that uncertainty comes with the territory. So, it is a relief to know that in some of the most important areas of your business, such as taxes, […]

Abi Chellapen, Partner

Director, Tax
Abi has over 15 years’ experience in providing strategic tax advice in all areas of tax law. She has strong technical and practical skills advising and assisting clients across a range of industries, but with particular emphasis on funds management and property. Abi’s clients include a number of ASX listed and wholesale property funds, equity […]

Federal Budget 2021/22

Last night Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2021 Federal Budget which was an extension of October’s 2020 COVID-recovery Budget, and focused on job creation and spending for individuals, in the wake of the pandemic. With an election looming, the conservative Budget included few surprises, continuing to give support to some key industries (but not all), […]

NSW 2020/21 State Budget

The NSW Government has tabled a 2020-21 State Budget which is very much focused on job creation and the improvement of government services, whilst continuing to keep people safe. Key Takeaways Projected deficit of $16bn (2019-20 deficit $6.9bn). Return to surplus by 2024-25 $29bn committed to economic support measures (including pre-budget measures) in response to the […]