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ACCC 2020 Enforcement Priorities
Insight 26 Feb 2020

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCC's 2020 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by Chairman Rod Sims on 25 February. ...

What is on the horizon for competition and consumer laws?
Insight 10 Dec 2019

In his recent address to the RBB Economics Forum, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims identified a number of key focus areas for the regulator. The Chairman offered valuable insight into potential future developments in the competition and consumer law space, including the ACCC's approach to mergers, the possible introduction of a prohibition against unfair trading practices, and further scrutiny of the agricultural sector. We explore the impact of the ACCC's agenda on the food and beverage sector. ...

Will the Australian food regulator change its tuna?
Insight 12 Aug 2019

From milk to meat and from chicken to tuna, the global animal-based food industry has been asking 'what's in a name?' in the context of the policy debate over the regulation of vegan alternatives to animal-based food products. In this article, Lawyer Oliver Lloyd and Associate Nick Li look at a rece ...

Competition news
Insight 26 Jun 2017

In Touch looks at whats been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

Changes to the rules governing foreign investment in Australian agriculture
Insight 13 Feb 2015

The Australian Government has announced that from 1 March 2015 acquisitions of agricultural land worth more than A15 million and any additional acquisitions over and above that amount will require government approval It will also establish a foreign ownership register of agricultural land ...

Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime: what you need to know
Insight 15 Mar 2017

Australias foreign investment approval regime is increasingly a major political issue that is often highlighted and discussed in the media Our foreign investment law experts have summarised the key information you need to know about Australias FIRB regime ...

New restrictions on foreign persons acquiring Australian land and agribusinesses
Insight 01 Feb 2018

The Federal Treasurer has today announced material changes to Australias foreign investment regime which will significantly impact transactions undertaken by foreign persons of Australian land particularly agricultural land and agribusinesses Partner Wendy Rae and Senior Associate Nick Kefalianos ...

Draft NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects
Insight 16 Apr 2014

The NSW Government has released a draft Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects that will apply to the assessment of State Significant Development and State Significant Infrastructure Partner Paul Lalich Senior Associate Trent March and Lawyer Dennis Smith consider the implications of the ...

Rural leasehold in Queensland now more attractive for investors
Insight 21 May 2014

New legislation in Queensland that implements a range of reforms for leasehold land has been passed and will commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation The reforms will provide greater security of tenure for rural leaseholders and are likely to make such leases more attractive to investors ...

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