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Recent media reports suggest that the Retail Employees Super Trust (REST) reached an out of court settlement with a litigant who wanted to force the REST trustees to take climate change seriously.

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As part of the NSW Budget, the Treasurer announced a proposal to introduce a property tax regime that would provide taxpayers with a choice between paying a known amount of stamp duty at the time of purchase of a property, or an annual property tax charge.

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The Prime Minister has announced that the temporary Coronavirus Supplement will be extended until 31 March 2021, but the payment rate will be reduced from $250 to $150 per fortnight from 1 January 2021.

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The Small Business Claims Tribunal has held that a company (the “taxpayer”) was liable to GST on the sale of 2 lots of vacant land acquired in 1962: San Remo Heights Pty Ltd v FCT.

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Treasury has released exposure draft legislation which, if implemented, will require a fund, authority or institution seeking endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ie a DGR) to be an Australian government agency, a registered charity, or operated by an Australian government agency or a registered charity.

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