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Our pre-election wrap of super regulatory reforms for 2022
Insight 19 Apr 2022

Coming off a busy 18 months or so – with the number of reforms too long to count on all fingers and toes – superannuation trustees could be forgiven for wanting to take an extended holiday from regulatory change. But with Parliament prorogued ahead of the election, now is a chance for trustees to take stock of the regulatory reforms slated for 2022. In this Insight, we provide a snapshot of the key reforms. ...

Access rights and LTESAs: a project perspective on NSW Renewable Energy Zones
Insight 13 Apr 2022

This Insight examines the concept of Candidate Foundation Generators and what REZ projects can expect from the New South Wales access right arrangements and LTESAs. ...

The down low on hydrogen policy and regulation in Australia
Insight 13 Apr 2022

We consider the current policy and regulatory landscapes governing the hydrogen industry in the Australian Environmental Review's special edition on hydrogen (first published in vol 36(6) of the Australian Environment Review). ...

2022-2023 Budget update – concessional tax rates expanded to agricultural sector and low emissions technology innovations
Insight 12 Apr 2022

In its 2022–23 Budget, the Federal Government announced an expansion of its proposed concessional tax rates to agricultural and low emissions technology innovations. These concessional tax rates for profits derived from eligible intellectual property are known as a 'patent box'. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments
Insight 12 Apr 2022

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law. We know you are busy, so our focus is on capturing key issues. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: March 2022
Insight 12 Apr 2022

In our latest update, we examine the new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March 2022, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's final rule determination aiming to increase power system resilience and security. ...

Class closure – the door remains ajar
Insight 08 Apr 2022

The Full Court of the Federal Court has held that group members in class actions may be informed that if they fail to register their claim they could be precluded from participating in any settlement (but remain bound by the proceeding's outcome).1 In reaching this decision, a rift has emerged between the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court regarding a key aspect of the case management of class actions. ...

The new draft Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosure framework: is biodiversity next in corporate ESG reporting?
Insight 07 Apr 2022

The TNFD recently released the first beta version of its reporting framework. Modelled on the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, the framework seeks to establish a method for companies to identify, assess and report on material nature-related risks and opportunities. ...

Should the Takeovers Panel have jurisdiction over schemes?
Insight 05 Apr 2022

On Friday, the government released its long awaited consultation paper on a proposal to transfer jurisdiction over schemes which effect a control transaction to the Takeovers Panel. This proposal was originally foreshadowed in last year's budget, and the government is seeking feedback on the proposal by 3 June 2022. ...

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