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Privacy Commissioner reports on Department of Immigration and Border Protection's data breach
Insight 13 Nov 2014

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has released a report into the Department of Immigration and Border Protection having breached the privacy of asylum seekers in February 2014 Partner Michael Pattison and Associate Priyanka Nair report on the Commissioners findings and the lessons for all ...

The new look of franchising revealed
Insight 13 Nov 2014

Just over six months after the release of the Exposure Draft for the new Franchising Code of Conduct the new-look Code has been finalised and enacted Partners Tim Golder and Andrew Wiseman and Lawyer Julia Kovarsky report on the practical implications for franchisors ...

What the regulators said at the ASFA Conference
Insight 13 Nov 2014

Earlier today representatives of ASIC and APRA provided some insights into their thinking at a session called Up close and personal with the regulators at the annual conference of the Australian Superannuation Funds Association in Melbourne Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson reports ...

Scintilla: Intellectual Property in Review
Insight 12 Nov 2014

The Allens IP blog Scintilla provides regular insights and analysis on intellectual property law We have published a selection of blog posts in a handy digest for clients In this edition we cover the latest issues in patents trade marks copyright designs and international issues ...

PNG personal property securities reform becomes law
Insight 12 Nov 2014

Papua New Guineas personal property securities reform has passed into law but will not come into force until a security interest register is established Senior Associate Sarah Kuman reports ...

Senate passes Emissions Reduction Fund legislation
Insight 10 Nov 2014

The Senate has passed legislation for the establishment of an emissions reduction fund to purchase carbon abatement which also includes a framework for a safeguard mechanism under which large emitting facilities may be penalised for exceeding their emissions baseline Partner Grant Anderson and ...

Foreign pension funds to access reduced withholding tax rate
Insight 10 Nov 2014

Legislation has been introduced into Federal Parliament to allow foreign pension funds to access the managed investment trust withholding tax regime with effect from 1 July 2008 Partner Katrina Parkyn and Associate Scott Lang examine the proposed legislation and its implications for foreign pension ...

High Court examines powers of responsible entities
Insight 07 Nov 2014

The High Court has reaffirmed the powers of a responsible entity are ultimately derived from the scheme's constitution, but the exercise of those powers is constrained by the statutory and fiduciary duties imposed on the responsible entity. ...

Implementing Australia's free trade commitments with Japan, Korea and Chile
Insight 06 Nov 2014

The Commonwealth has recently made regulation to implement Australias commitments under its free trade agreements with Japan Korea and Chile which will ease certain foreign investment review and life insurance business regulations for investors from those countries Japan Sector Leader and Partner ...

Innovation and competitiveness agenda to benefit the resources and energy sectors
Insight 06 Nov 2014

The Federal Government has released its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda the industry-led growth and innovation component of its broader Economic Action Strategy reform Industry participants in the resources and energy sectors will benefit from proposals which aim to increase ...