Practice Expertise

  • Tax

Areas of Practice

  • Tax

WSG Practice Industries


My practice spans a wide range of industries, including property, infrastructure, energy and resources. I have acted for various listed and unlisted entities in relation to the stamp duty and income tax implications of group restructures, property, infrastructure and business acquisitions and disposals and listed and unlisted syndications. My work also covers property developments, land sales and acquisitions and financing arrangements.

I enjoy adding value through the service I provide key clients, by innovatively structuring transactions and delivering pragmatic advice.

Career highlights

  • Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust – worked on the $1.013 billion acquisition of GIC’s and Frasers Property Australia Pty Limited’s Australian logistics property portfolio
  • SB&G Hotel Group Pty Ltd – assisted with its $500 million hotel portfolio acquisition from Eureka Funds Management, including the InterContinental Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Crowne Plaza Canberra and Holiday Inn Potts Point
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Limited – acted in its $976.1 million takeover bid for Bradken Limited
  • Melbourne Convention Centre – represented the winning consortium on the successfully closed $1.2 billion project
  • Advised on the acquisition of Alinta Limited and the subsequent separation of the Alinta infrastructure businesses among the acquisition consortium members

BSc, LLB, MTax, Grad Dip of Applied Finance and Investment

Areas of Practice

  • Tax

Professional Career


  • Bill released – Commercial and industrial property tax

    The Victorian Government is proceeding with a significant reform to the taxation of commercial and industrial properties from 1 July 2024.

  • Victorian GAIC regime – recent significant changes

    An overview of the recent changes to the GAIC regime made by the Victorian Government alongside other revenue raising announcements in the Victorian Budget.

  • Commercial and industrial stamp duty reform in Victoria

    Further details released for planned transition from stamp duty to an annual tax for commercial and industrial properties from 1 July 2024.

  • Victorian State Budget – Important Duty and Land Tax Changes for 2019

    The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic), introduced to Parliament on 27 May 2019, contains numerous important changes to Victoria's stamp duty and land tax laws.


  • Victorian State Budget: Stamp duty and land tax changes for 2020-21

    While this year's Victorian Budget is highly ambitious and wide-ranging on the spending side, stamp duty and land tax changes are limited in comparison. We set out a summary of the key changes and what these mean for business.

  • Charity case highlights the importance of identifying relevant body for tax duty exemption

    What we can learn from The Salvation Army (New South Wales) Property Trust v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue 2018.

  • 2017 amending legislation makes significant stamp duty changes in NSW

    The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2017 (Bill) was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament on 23 February 2017. The Bill amends the Duties Act 1997 (Duties Act), the Land Tax Management Act 1956 (LTM Act), and the Payroll Act 2007.

  • Significant Queensland land tax increases for 2019-20

    The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld), which followed the Queensland State Budget for 2019-20, contains many important changes to Queensland's state taxes. Our update sets out the key land tax changes effected by the Amendment Act.

  • COVID-19: Land tax - measures relief for landowners

    We explore some of the key land tax measures and what it means for landowning individuals and business as a variety of land tax concessions are announced to help relieve the cash-flow strain caused by COVID-19.

  • Bill released – Commercial and industrial property tax

    The Victorian Government is proceeding with a significant reform to the taxation of commercial and industrial properties from 1 July 2024.

  • Victorian State Budget Update 2021/2022

    Following a year of significant tax concessions and stimulus spending in response to COVID-19, the 2021/2022 Victorian State Budget adopts a clear revenue-raising focus.

  • Capital raisings: VCAT decision puts spotlight on landholder duty risks

    VCAT's recent decision on landholder duty increases risk and uncertainty for capital raisings.

  • Victorian State Budget – Big stamp duty and tax changes from 2024
  • New Queensland stamp duty exemptions for small business restructures

    The Queensland Office of State Revenue has issued a public ruling which sets out a welcome (albeit limited) suite of transfer duty and vehicle registration duty exemptions targeted at restructures undertaken by 'small business entities'.

  • WA Landholder Duty Case - Valuation Approach in Valuing Land Assets for Landholder Duty Transactions
  • Victoria – Important Post-Budget Stamp Duty Changes for 2018

    The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2018 (Vic), introduced to Parliament on 1 May 2018, introduces numerous changes to Victoria's stamp duty laws.

  • Queensland Land Tax changes - Important Update

    The Queensland Government has announced that it will introduce guidelines to exempt certain taxpayers from the foreign owner land tax surcharge that was introduced by the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld).


  • Vitalharvest’s A$185 million ASX listing
    MinterEllison advised Vitalharvest on the A$185 million IPO of the Vitalharvest Freehold Trust on the ASX.

  • Queensland - Exemption Guidelines for Foreign Owner Land Tax Surcharge

    More than 12 months after the introduction of a 2% land tax surcharge for ‘foreign companies’ and trustees of ‘foreign trusts’, the Queensland Government has finalised guidelines to exempt certain entities. We outline what this means for affected taxpayers.

  • NSW Government proposes to significantly expand scope of existing stamp duty regime

    The new Bill proposes to bring transactions and statements to duty that are currently not caught, and target taxpayers and advisers alike with the re-write of the anti-avoidance provisions. These changes are noteworthy, particularly in light of the Government's live proposal to phase out stamp duty in favour of a broad based property tax.

  • Queensland 2019-20 State Budget – What impact will the budget have on your tax agenda?

    Queensland has just announced significant changes to its tax regime through the 2019-20 State Budget which will particularly impact employers, landowners, and the LNG industry.


  • Victorian land tax – significant changes unveiled

    Victoria is to prohibit land tax / WGT sharing on sales and to expand the vacant residential land tax regime.

  • COVID-19: Payroll Tax relief and what this means for business
    To relieve the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and encourage the retention of staff, States and Territories around Australia have announced a variety of payroll tax concessions to help relieve the cash-flow strain caused by COVID-19. We explore some of the key payroll tax measures and what it means for business.
  • Queensland announces tax concessions for Build-To-Rent projects

    Queensland announces 50% land tax cut and foreign investor exemptions for eligible Build-To-Rent projects featuring affordable housing component from 1 July 2023.

  • Victorian Vacant Residential Land Tax - update

    The Victorian Government has now passed law to introduce a suite of initiatives intended to increase housing affordability for home buyers. One of these measures is the Vacant Residential Land Tax (VRT), which was formally announced in the 2017-2018 Budget handed down by the Victorian Treasurer in early May.

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