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Further guidance on promoter penalty provisions
Insight 27 Feb 2015

The Federal Court has recently had another opportunity to consider the application of the promoter penalty provisions in the Taxation Administration Act The Federal Courts recent decision indicates that the promotion of schemes that are clear and deliberate tax exploitation schemes will result in ...

Market-led Proposals Guideline - a new framework for assessing unsolicited proposals in Victoria
Insight 27 Feb 2015

The Victorian Government has declared Victoria open for business by releasing new guidelines that provide the framework for how it will assess unsolicited proposals from the private sector for the delivery of projects and services These new guidelines which build on the previous governments ...

The year to come for Australia's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regime
Insight 27 Feb 2015

Having recently acquired a new CEO and a significant funding boost AUSTRAC is being closely watched by reporting entities for an indication of its future direction and priorities both at the policy and the enforcement level In light of this and with major review reports pending 2015 promises to be a ...

ASIC releases paper on collective action by institutional investors
Insight 26 Feb 2015

ASIC has released its consultation paper on collective shareholder actions which calls for feedback on a draft update to Regulatory Guide 128 The consultation paper illustrates ASICs current albeit preliminary views on the tension between fostering increased investor engagement on the one hand and ...

Bigger sticks, smaller budget: ASIC's enforcement in 2015
Insight 25 Feb 2015

In 2014 the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ASIC was chastened by the Senate Economics References Committee which wants ASIC to be more effective but encouraged by the Financial System Inquiry which wants ASIC to take on greater powers Meanwhile the Federal Government has reduced ...

Competition law update
Insight 25 Feb 2015

In touch Competition law update is a regular publication by the Allens Competition Law group to keep you informed of the latest news and developments in this area ...

First Asset Recycling Initiative agreement signed
Insight 24 Feb 2015

The Federal Government announced late last week that the first agreement under its 5 billion Asset Recycling Initiative has been signed with the ACT Government demonstrating the Federal Governments commitment to the Initiative despite the underlying legislation remaining stalled by the Senate ...

Construction Law Year in Review 2014
Insight 20 Feb 2015

Our Construction Law Year in Review 2014 provides an overview of important construction law decisions and legislative developments in the past 12 months and considers how this may impact on your business ...

Australia's expanding network of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement
Insight 18 Feb 2015

Australia continues to expand its network of investment treaties In light of this Australian investors should consider a review of the treaty protections that apply to their foreign investments If a treaty includes an investor-State dispute settlement mechanism the investor may be able to resolve ...

PNG's new environmental regime begins
Insight 17 Feb 2015

The first phase of PNGs new environmental regime commenced on 1 December 2014 Senior Associate Ryan Warokra reports on the impact the new legislation will have ...