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Victorian Government proposes reforms to reserve domestic gas production
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The Victorian Government has today proposed significant gas market reforms primarily involving the introduction of a cap on the export of gas from Victoria in order to facilitate the reservation of domestic gas production for domestic supply The proposed reforms are aimed at reducing domestic gas ...

Can super really help housing affordability (and I have not asked should it)?
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The 2017 Budget included proposals intended to reduce pressure on housing affordability Two of them use the superannuation system to do so the First Home Super Saver Scheme and the Reducing Barriers to Downsizing proposal Partner Michelle Levy examines the schemes in more detail ...

Report: Australia's foreign investment regime - budget changes relating to solar and wind farms
Insight 24 May 2017

In the 2017 Budget the Australian Government flagged a number of changes to Australias foreign investment regime including clarifying the treatment of solar and wind farms under the regime ...

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 ...