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Waste disposal levy to be introduced across Queensland
18 March 19
A new waste management and resource recovery strategy developed by the Queensland Government will be underpinned by a new waste levy commencing on 1 July 2019. A review of existing waste regulations in Queensland triggered the change to a risk-based approach to managing waste in the State. The Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019 (Amending Act) introducing the levy, received royal assent on 21 February 2019 and will amend the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.
SMSF trustee death benefit payment decisions – have you done enough to protect your position?
11 March 19
The recent Victorian decision of Re Marsella; Marsella v Wareham (No 2) [2019] VSC 65, demonstrates what not to do as a trustee when paying a death benefit from a self-managed superannuation fund, and, very importantly, what not to do as a trustee’s adviser. The case is a perfect example of where specialist advice could have completely changed the outcome.

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Compliance and management of workplace health and safety in Queensland businesses
20 March 19
We have seen the first ever prosecution of reckless conduct under section 31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) that resulted in a company director receiving jailtime and a company receiving a massive penalty
Webinar – Family Trust Elections: When to make them and what are the implications
26 March 19
The rules relating to Family Trust Elections (FTE) and Interposed Entity Elections (IEE) are extremely complex and frequently not applied correctly.