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In Touch: ACCC Chair calls for collaboration among regulators across the globe; and other developments
Insight 19 May 2022

The ACCC moo-ving to enforce compliance with the Dairy Code On 9 May, the ACCC updated its guidance for the Dairy Code of Conduct ahead of the new dairy season and the upcoming 1 June deadline for ...

Just in time: the full spectrum of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure regime now passed
Insight 22 Apr 2022

The final anticipated amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) (SOCI Act) have been passed in the nick of time, making their way through the Senate in its last sitting before the 2022 Federal Election. These latest amendments introduce new and enhanced obligations for risk management programs and security respectively, and the concept of ‘systems of national significance’. ...

Propelling city growth
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The urban boom is placing pressure on our cities to keep up with the increasing demand for affordable housing and social, transportation and utility infrastructure. ...

Vietnam's infrastructure sector: the landscape, opportunities and challenges
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Having sound infrastructure is vital to every country's development and its citizens' quality of life. Countries need reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move goods and services across borders. They also need reliable health, education, and connectivity infrastructure to help their people thrive. In this Report, we look at the current status of the infrastructure market, with a focus on particular sectors. We also examine key regulatory and structuring issues affecting project developers and financiers. ...

Beware the stamp duty pitfalls of nominee clauses and resulting trust exemptions – discussion of the Victorian case of Hartman
Insight 11 Mar 2022

The recent Victorian case of Hartman1 demonstrates the potential stamp duty dangers of relying on nominee clauses in transactions involving land (or other dutiable property). The VCAT decision highlights the importance of settling, if possible, on the identity of the ultimate transferee prior to execution of a contract and, above all, the need for developers and other purchasers of land to seek advice before relying on a nominee clause or otherwise seeking to transfer title to a third party. ...

Are diversification leases the answer?
Insight 14 Dec 2021

The WA Government has proposed to introduce a new form of non-exclusive land tenure. These proposed diversification leases would be suitable for hydrogen and other renewable energy projects. ...

In Touch: Highest total penalty amount ever imposed under ACL; and other developments
Insight 10 Dec 2021

NAB acquisition of Citigroup Australia Pty Limited’s Aust consumer business; Turnitin LLC's acquisition of Ouriginal Group AB; Techtronic Industries Australia; JBS acquisition of Rivalea Holdings and Oxdale Dairy Enterprise; Compass Matin; Australian Institute of Professional Education Pty Ltd ...

The Federal Government's 20-year gas plan ‒ what's next
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The recently released 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan (the NGIP) sets out priority actions for ensuring affordable, reliable gas, and provides a pathway to unlocking new supply for the east coast gas market. ...

In Touch: Meta cleared to acquire Kustomer; and other developments
Insight 24 Nov 2021

Mereenie gas field joint marketing; Meta's acquisition of Kustomer; Alkaloids of Australia pleads guilty to criminal cartel charges; no appeal for Volkswagen; Please Hold agrees to amend contracts; Bare Cremation pays penalty for allegedly misleading consumers ...

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