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Landholders beware – Court of Appeal confirms the fate of clearing Category X vegetation in Queensland
17 May 19
In a split judgment 2:1, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the Planning and Environment Court’s decision that a local government’s planning scheme can make clearing Category X vegetation assessable development. This is despite the Planning Regulation 2017 providing that clearing Category X vegetation is ‘exempt clearing work’.
Will my bucket company pay top up tax on dividends it receives?
14 May 19
From 1 July 2018, the rate of tax a company pays, and the rate at which it can frank its dividends, depends upon whether the company is a ‘base rate entity’.

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Cairns – Changes to company tax rates and small business CGT concessions for shares and units
21 May 19
The changes to company tax rates and small business CGT concessions for shares and units are complex and confusing and will have wide reaching and often unexpected consequences. Many (including advisers) are not aware of the full impact of these changes.
Townsville – Changes to company tax rates and small business CGT concessions for shares and units
22 May 19
The changes to company tax rates and small business CGT concessions for shares and units are complex and confusing and will have wide reaching and often unexpected consequences. Many (including advisers) are not aware of the full impact of these changes.