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Australia's foreign investment regime - Budget changes
Insight 23 May 2017

The Australian Government flagged a number of changes to Australias foreign investment regime in the 2017 Budget In a welcome development the changes seek to simplify an otherwise complex regime and encourage foreign investment in Australia Partner Wendy Rae and Associate Nick Kefalianos examine the ...

Amendments to PPS lease law - what you need to know
Insight 22 May 2017

This Insight considers the effect of amendments to the Personal Property Securities regime, which are designed to reduce the PPSAs impact on the equipment hiring industry. ...

Stamp duty and land tax developments - Victoria and Northern Territory
Insight 18 May 2017

Victoria is proposing to limit its off-the-plan duty concession; extend the scope of its sub-sale duty provisions; and introduce a vacant residential property tax ...

Budget measures to increase gas supply
Insight 10 May 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget introduced several measures designed to increase domestic gas supply to the Australian market Key measures include the direct financing of onshore gas development and studies into potential programs aimed at increasing the efficiency transparency and security of the gas ...

2017 Budget: increased scrutiny on competition and accountability in the financial system
Insight 10 May 2017

Treasurer Scott Morrison this week announced that he has tasked the Productivity Commission to review the state of competition in Australias financial system The Budget has also included other measures focused on competition in the financial sector including funding to establish a dedicated ACCC ...

Australian Consumer Law Review - proposed reforms
Insight 21 Apr 2017

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand has released its final report on the review of the Australian Consumer Law ACL recommending a range of reforms to strengthen protections for consumers and businesses We look at the proposed reforms and the implications for your business if they are accepted ...

Abolition of the 457 visa program - what this means for employers
Insight 20 Apr 2017

The Turnbull Government announced on 18 April 2017 that it is abolishing its 457 visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage visa program Implementation of the visa reforms commenced immediately and are to be completed in March 2018 Partner Veronica Siow provides a snapshot of ...

Ipso facto clauses, safe harbour for directors - our comments on the draft exposure legislation
Insight 10 Apr 2017

The Federal Government has released draft exposure legislation designed to facilitate company reconstructions Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton Senior Associate Alicia Salvo and Associate Frances Navarro-Towan discuss some of the implications and issues ...

Victoria's plan for value creation and capture
Insight 06 Apr 2017

The Victorian Government has released the Victorian Value Creation and Capture Framework which articulates its policy on value creation and value capture in the planning and delivery of public projects ...

Employment Law
Insight 03 Apr 2017

This Insight examines the latest developments in employment law ...