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Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – the massive (1667 section) statute governing all aspects of the law relating to companies:

S 139D Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) – A Trustee in Bankruptcy may recover from a trust the costs of services provided by an individual to a trust – effectively an exception to the sanctuary afforded by a family trust:

Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) – Introduced by the Rudd Government in 2009 to reform the Australian industrial relations system:

Franchising Code of Conduct 2014 – Governing the relationship between franchisors and franchisees:

Austlii – a brilliant website, with well-organised searchable availability to Australian statutes (State and Federal), regulations and cases:

A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Act 1999 (Cth) – The main Act covering GST:

Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) – the Act which deems a number of provisions in retail leases, to take away certain harsh effects on tenants:

Victorian Small Business Commission – useful information about retail leases:

Blog of Sam Hopper, leading leases barrister

‘Cool links for legal students’ – an  Australian site aimed at teachers and students of legal studies:

Power of Attorneys Act 2014 (Vic) – An extensive rewrite of the laws relating to financial and personal (as to living arrangements) powers of attorney:

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) – Relates to the appointment of a medical treatment decision-maker:

Sale of Land Act 1958 (Vic)– legislative controls in relation to the sale of land in Victoria, such as pre-sales, cooling-off rights and deposits:

Property Law Act – an older, more formal statute with technical provisions more familiar to lawyers:

Duties Act 2000 (Vic) – The law relating to stamp duty in Victoria. Replaced the old Stamps Act:

S. 102AG Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) – The section which provides for an advantageous tax position for testamentary trusts:

Furses case – foundation case on this topic:

Trustee Act 1958 (Vic) – The law relating to trusts generally in Victoria – largely technical:

Disclaimer – Section 155 Property Law Act 1958 (Vic) – statutory power to disclaim e.g. role of appointor in trust:

Commissioner of Taxation v Commercial Nominees of Australia Ltd [2001] HCA 33 – The case which began the process of raising the threshold as to a resettlement:

Commissioner of Taxation v Clark  [2011] FCAFC 5 – Again reducing the chances of resettlement – with emphasis on the need to follow the powers in the trust deed:

Wills Act 1997 (Vic) – The statute governing the law relating to Wills in Victoria: