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Following the Wein Review, the new Franchising Code of Conduct has been released and, assuming it is enacted, will take effect on 1 January 2015.
The draft CPR report proposed establishing a new body to provide leadership and drive implementation of the evolving competition policy agenda.
The draft CPR Report proposed guiding principles for a new intergovernmental agreement to establish choice and competition principles in human services.
The Competition Policy Review panel has recommended that the regulatory functions of the ACCC be spun off into a new national access and pricing regulator.
Any move by Glencore to revive its pursuit of Rio Tinto Group stands to face concerted political opposition in Australia.
On 16 September 2014, the OECD issued Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy. This article considers the main issues and options for taxation reform.
The BEPS Action Plan sets out 15 actions and further work required to counteract the methods of base erosion and profit shifting used by multinational companies.
The Draft Report of the Competition Policy Review aims to set the pathway for resuscitating productivity growth in Australia.
Conflicts of interest can be an inevitable part of employment for university academics, especially when performing different roles.
Michael Hughes reports on the decision of Justice Davies in the Federal Court of Australia refusing ASIC’s application to remove liquidators appointed to two companies.
SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.
Competition regulators maintain vigilance on combating cartels and facilitating a healthy global business environment
Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia imposed fines on a company totalling AUD313,500 for sham contracting and related contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
A series of laws and regulations have been promulgated to introduce the capital subscription system and remove the paid-in capital registration system.
This edition of Governance News provides a synopsis of Minter Ellison’s weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
The much anticipated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) came into effect on 30 June 2014.
The Legislative Council is currently debating the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, and the bill may be passed in the second half of this year.
Sonia Ng reviews the law on implied terms, sees how the law was applied in a recent English case involving a building contract and considers its relevance to us.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2014 (No.3) (Cth) (Amending Rules) came into force on 1 June 2014.
The long-awaited legislation proposed for security of payment will shortly see the light of day. It has been the subject of a decade-long debate.