The Importance of Sticking to the Letter of the Agreement

Contracting by Government can be a minefield, with the usual commercial considerations overlaid by expectations on Government to contract in good faith, be model litigants in the event of a dispute and achieve an outcome that meets it obligations to the public. In traversing that minefield, it can be tempting to only superficially deal with […]

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Landlords again prevented from recovering Land Tax under pre-30 June 2009 commercial leases

On 16 June 2017, the Queensland Government passed changes to the Land Tax Act 2010 (Qld) dealing with a landlord’s right to recover land tax from tenants. The changes are a reversal of the decision in late 2016 in Vikpro Pty Ltd v Wyuna Court Pty Ltd ATF Wyuna Court Unit Trust [2016] QCA 225 […]

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