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The Victorian Treasurer has announced a number of significant changes to stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax and the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in the State Budget for 2017/18. A summary of the key changes most relevant to our property clients are outlined below.

In our August 2016 newsletter we mentioned that Apple had announced plans for its iOS 10 operating system to allow developers to pay to promote their apps. This would occur at the top of relevant search results in the app store.

Shipping and Trade Bulletin

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Welcome to HWL Ebsworth's Shipping and Trade Bulletin, keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the maritime industry.

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia1 has clarified whether a party who has an interest in a cargo carried, but is not the owner of that cargo, has a duty to contribute in General Average.

The Australian Government is seeking to make changes to the Seacare scheme, which provides workers compensation coverage for Australian seafarers serving on ships engaged in inter-state, territory or international trade and commerce.

Rise in Ship Detentions by AMSA

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

We wish to draw your attention to the most recent Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control 2016 Report which noted an increase in ship detentions since 2015, throughout Australian Ports.

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