Year: 2014

Retirement Village Taxes: Some Good News from the ATO

A recent statement by the ATO confirms that many retirement village operators may have significant new deduction claims. It is common for retirement village operators to use a lease/license model with their residents, under which exiting residents are paid a share of the “capital appreciation of their retirement village property” which essentially reflects the capital… Read more

Dealing with an Anti-Halal Campaign

In the past year anti-Halal campaigners have increasingly targeted Australian food and beverage producers. Generally the attacks are focussed through social media and in particular, the Facebook pages of the producers. A significant number of Australian food and beverage producers have obtained Halal certification not only to assist consumers in Australia but also to expand… Read more

Food Origin Claims – don’t let the ACCC make a meal of you

The ACCC has made very clear on a number of occasions including recently at the Australian Food and Grocery Council Annual Industry Leaders Forum that credence claims in the food sector has been a focus of the ACCC in the past few years and will remain a focus going forward. This focus was demonstrated by… Read more

Channel 7: Giving Back to Communities

Kain C+C Lawyers are well known for walking the walk when it comes to their commitment to give back to communities. Here’s a short report that aired on Channel 7 Adelaide, Monday Nov 3 2014. If the video is not visible on your mobile device use this link.

Food Origin Claims – don’t let the ACCC make a meal of you

“Protecting the integrity of credence claims made about food products is a priority enforcement area for the ACCC” said Rod Sims, the Chairman of the ACCC in a recent media release. The ACCC has investigated claims made by food and beverage businesses in relation to the origins of their products. These investigations have resulted in… Read more

Caution with Trust Reimbursements

On 2 July 2014, the ATO released guidance on how it intends to apply section 100A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 regarding trust reimbursement agreements. Section 100A was originally introduced as an anti-avoidance measure to address what was referred to as ‘trust stripping’. Broadly, section 100A of the ITAA 1936 provides that where… Read more

Kerry Colmer Joins the Kain C+C Team

Kain C + C is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Kerry Colmer as leader of our Dispute Solutions Team. With a wealth of commercial dispute resolution experience and a solution driven approach to legal counsel, Kerry was the perfect choice to lead our already exceptionally talented disputes team. Managing Director, John Kain, believes… Read more

Verification of Identification: Who Are You?

The Land Services Group has advised that four major reforms will be introduced over the next 15 months as South Australia moves towards National Electronic Conveyancing (NEC). From 28 April 2014, parties must have their identity verified for certain transaction documents lodged with the Lands Titles Office. Our clients need to be aware that from… Read more


Six members of SA-based legal consulting company Kain C+C Lawyers have today been listed in the peer review legal profession publication Best Lawyers. For more than three decades Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the legal profession as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.  It is now published in 70 countries. Kain… Read more

Workplace bullying – it’s no longer all in the past

Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act may give current relevance to past incidents of bullying in the workplace. The amendments have now been considered by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission for the first time. Employment law specialist Sallie Emmett shares her views. Employer conduct prior to the amendments may be relevant… Read more