Medical Board of Australia successfully appeals QCAT's indemnity costs decision

The Medical Board of Australia successfully appealed a QCAT decision to award costs against it, with the Court of Appeal finding no basis to depart from default position that each party is to bear their own costs. We take a look at the Court of Appeal's decision and its implications.  Read more...

Foreign buyers beware - Changes to the foreign investment regime introduced to Parliament

Since the forced sale earlier this year of the $39 million Point Piper Mansion, Villa de Mare, which was acquired in breach of Australian foreign investment laws, the Government has foreshadowed the introduction of a tougher and more robust foreign investment regime which would create greater transparency and increase compliance.  Read more...