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Competition news
Insight 14 Sep 2017

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

Extraordinary new power proposed for APRA
Insight 12 Sep 2017

The proposed draft of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017, will be giving new powers to the APRA in relation to the authorised non-operating holding company and other related bodies corporate of APRA-regulated entities ...

Vulnerable Workers Bill passes into law
Insight 08 Sep 2017

Franchisors and holding companies should be aware that they can be held liable for breaches of employment law by their franchisees and subsidiaries when the Vulnerable Workers Bill, which has passed both Houses of Parliament, receives royal assent. ...

Employment & Safety
Insight 04 Sep 2017

In this issue we look at the Fair Work Commissions support for unpaid domestic violence leave and casual conversion clauses an unfair dismissal following a breach of a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy proposed WHS amendments in Queensland and another enterprise agreement is terminated ...

Government responds to Productivity Commission's IP inquiry
Insight 29 Aug 2017

The Federal Government has released its response to the recommendations proposed by the Productivity Commission following its inquiry into Australias IP arrangements The Productivity Commissions review covered all areas of IP as well as IP enforcement and international obligations The Allens ...

Planning for the future of South-East Queensland
Insight 25 Aug 2017

On 11 August 2017 the State Government released the third statutory regional plan for the South-East Queensland region titled Shaping SEQ It is based on the interrelated themes of grow prosper connect sustain and live and is the first regional plan to take effect under the new Queensland Planning ...

New corporate collective investment vehicle exposure draft legislation released
Insight 25 Aug 2017

The Federal Government today released exposure draft legislation for the new corporate collective investment vehicle one of the two forms of collective investment vehicle that it pledged to develop as part of the 2016-2017 budget Partners Marc Kemp and Charles Armitage and Senior Overseas ...

Greater ACCC scrutiny of contentious mergers
Insight 08 Aug 2017

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has outlined that the ACCC will adopt a more intensive information-gathering approach when reviewing contentious mergers Partner Jacqueline Downes and Associate Lovelle DSouza report ...

Productivity Commission on super system competitiveness and efficiency
Insight 07 Aug 2017

With all the media attention on the Governments surprise announcement of its proposed package on improving accountability and member outcomes in super last week you would be forgiven if the Productivity Commissions latest issues paper on competitiveness and efficiency in the super system had slipped ...

Getting The Deal Through: Boom in renewables
Insight 04 Aug 2017

Allens Partners Ben Farnsworth Michael Ryan and Tim Stewart were part of the global panel analysing the boom in renewables in the Australian project finance market In Getting the Deal Throughs third annual issue focusing on the global project finance markets Ben Michael and Tim look at the trends ...

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