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Treasurer temporarily amends continuous disclosure laws during COVID-19 crisis
Insight 26 May 2020

The Treasurer has used his emergency powers under the Corporations Act (the Act) to temporarily modify the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws. The Treasurer's release states that the changes are designed to enable listed companies to more confidently provide earnings guidance ...

Carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund / Climate Solutions Fund
Insight 26 May 2020

The legislative regime for the generation of carbon credits from voluntary emissions reduction projects (otherwise known as 'carbon farming') in Australia was first established in 2014. ...

Green finance
Insight 26 May 2020

Australia's 'green finance' market continues to grow steadily in response to global environmental challenges and to support sustainable development. Innovative financial products continue to be developed to direct capital towards green projects and to promote sustainability causes or ESG-related per ...

Buyers and sellers beware! Expenditure deductions denied and gains taxed as income
Insight 19 May 2020

Recent decisions handed down by both the High Court and Federal Court in relation to the 'income/capital distinction' and 'blackhole expenditure' have produced a mix of predictable and unexpected, but generally unfavourable, outcomes for taxpayers. Most buyers have been denied deductions for the pur ...

Good practice for exchange traded products: ASIC updates INFO 230 'Exchange traded products: Admission guidelines'
Insight 12 May 2020

On 15 April 2020, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released updated INFO 230 Exchange traded products: Admission guidelines (INFO 230) which outlines ASIC's view of good practices to help ensure that admission and monitoring standards for exchange traded products (ETPs) continue to support fair, orderly and transparent markets. ...

RBA expands repo eligibility to include corporate bonds
Insight 11 May 2020

The RBA has announced changes aimed at kick-starting demand for corporate bonds in the COVID-19 environment. To take advantage of the RBA's support, corporate treasurers and their financial advisers should consider applying to have their securities eligible for purchase by the RBA, bearing in mind the eligibility criteria we have summarised in this note. ...

Nucleus corporate law developments: rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19 continue; ASX updates temporary COVID-19 class waivers and issues guidance on cancelling dividends; ACCC develops code of conduct for digital platforms and media companies; interim Home Loan Pricing Inquiry report released; and other corporate law developments
Insight 07 May 2020

Rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19 continue; ASIC shifts regulatory and enforcement focus; ASX updates temporary COVID-19 class waivers and issues guidance on cancelling dividends; FIRB releases new compliance-related guidance notes; ACCC develops code of conduct for digital platforms and media companies and releases interim Home Loan Pricing Inquiry report; and temporary amendments made to Fair Work Act and modern awards. ...

Trusts and partnership: When is a confirmation of rights a declaration of trust?
Insight 17 Apr 2020

The High Court of Australia held that certain deeds purporting to confirm a pre-existing trust of partnership property amounted to a new 'declaration of trust' within the meaning of the Western Australian stamp duty legislation.  ...

ASIC's new work schedule and priorities in light of the COVID-19 crisis
Insight 16 Apr 2020

On 14 April, ASIC published a media release detailing changes to its regulatory framework and priorities in light of COVID-19. This follows an earlier statement by ASIC, which indicated that it would temporarily change its regulatory work and priorities to allow it and regulated entities to focus on the impact of COVID-19. ...

The when and what of the new breach reporting regime
Insight 15 Apr 2020

All signs point to the final tranche of the Hayne Royal Commission exposure draft Bills being introduced before the end of the year, and their focuses will include something that is a favourite topic here at Unravelled, and is of considerable interest to our clients – breach reporting. We explain the new regime's timing and effects. ...

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