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New SIV/PIV rules released

The federal government’s new rules on significant investor visas (SIV) – the ticket for which millionaire foreigners can gain residency in Australia are formalised on Wednesday. 391 more words

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Small caps, venture capital among visa winners

Recent changes to Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program may potentially quadruple inflows into the fledgling venture capital market to as much as $500 million and bolster trading volumes in the small-caps company segment on the ASX. 197 more words

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Distressed Mortgage Securities

While the Australian economy has weathered recent global economic upheaval better than most, opportunities are still available for investment in distressed assets. In the last two to three years, a lot of the focus has been in the property sector. 508 more words

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Rural agents bet the ranch on a farmland boom

Competition is growing between Australia’s major rural land selling agents as farm sales volumes are expected to come out of a trough and major institutional and private investors seek to gain a foothold in the growth area of agriculture. 538 more words

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Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015 -


Doyles Guide is an independent guide to the legal profession in Australia with rankings compiled through feedback from in-house counsel and peers throughout the legal profession. 178 more words

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100% Government write off $20,000 Prior June 30th - No DOC $20,000

Accelerated depreciation Product –  The 2015 Federal Budget announced initiatives to small businesses.

An immediate deduction for business assets, costing less than $20,000, acquired and installed ready for use between 7.30pm (AEST) 12 May 2015 and 30 June. 77 more words

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New article on monarchies, repression & political violence

Together with my colleague Daniel Bischof, I wrote an article about the connection between repression and political violence in the Arab world. The project grew out of a sense of dissatisfaction with the argument that Arab monarchies are somehow immune to political violence and turmoil because of their institutional features. 53 more words


Daniel Bischof reblogged this on Daniel Bischof and commented:

New article on monarchies & repression forthcoming in SPSR.