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Full Federal Court confirms a ‘public benevolent institution’ does not need to provide direct relief
A ‘public benevolent institution’ is a subtype of charitable body. Endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office is required before an entity can be one.
Changes to the NSW stamp-duty regime are expected following the introduction of the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 into Parliament.
The Treasury of the Australian government has released a consultation paper on providing certainty for contractual loss absorption provisions in regulatory capital.
The US government has moved to act on carbon emissions by requiring US states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030.
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.
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was introduced to Queensland Parliament on 5 June 2014.
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.
Until recently, clauses permitting termination for convenience were a rarity in standard form construction and engineering contracts.
The Commonwealth Treasury has proposed to extend to small businesses the same protection from unfair contract terms as have been given to consumers.
If Australia is to meet its aspirations of providing high-quality food in high volume to the rest of the world, it must ensure that agribusinesses can operate with certainty in the market...
Report 393 reviews market practice concerning protection of confidential, market-sensitive information.
The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 proposes to insert new provisions into the Duties Act 1997 (NSW).
On 12 May 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange issued the Rules on the Foreign Exchange Administration for Cross-border Guarantee.
The NDRC of China has issued the Administrative Measures for the Verification and Approval and Filing of Foreign Investment Projects.
Keeping track of the rapid and inter-related changes and developments in the BEPS Action Plan can be a real challenge for business.
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has allowed appeals brought by four former directors of Lombard Finance & Investments against sentences imposed on them by the Court of Appeal.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) does not require the person registering a security interest to file the underlying security agreement with the PPSR.
Could one of our big agencies, such as the Australian Taxation Office or the Department of Social Services, be liable for security breaches?