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Full Federal Court sets aside franchise agreement for breach of disclosure obligations under the Franchising Code
On 1 May 2014, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its appeal decision in SPAR Licensing Pty Ltd v MIS QLD Pty Ltd.
In July 2013, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
Australia has entered into an agreement with the US to improve international tax compliance and implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
The NSW Government Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade and Investment) has released the 2014 Crown Lands Legislation White Paper.
A recent decision has confirmed the purpose and effect of key provisions relating to transitional security interests, perfection, priority and vesting rules under the PPSA 2009.
The Economics Committee conducting the inquiry into the performance of ASIC will address the role, structure and responsiveness of the regulator.
On 24 March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued BEPS Action 1: Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy.
The Treasury has released draft legislation for public comment, with the aim of reducing compliance costs for business and improving productivity generally.
A Federal Court decision made the headlines recently, raising concerns as to how student accommodation should be treated for GST purposes.
Proposed changes to the ‘in Australia’ condition for tax concessions — what do they mean for the higher education sector?
The federal government has proposed changes that will alter the requirements placed on higher education bodies, potentially affecting their tax status.
The new Workplace Gender Equality Act 2014 (Cth) is intended to more accurately reflect and promote the issues of men and women in the workplace.
Minter Ellison has created a quarterly update to discuss the tax issues that you may wish to raise with your board during each reporting period, starting with Q3.
In Marshall v Prescott, the NSW Court of Appeal considered the issue of common interest privilege and when insurers and insureds are likely to have a ‘self-same’ interest in proceedings.
We welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the inquiry via this written submission.
An issues paper has been released as part of the government’s competition law and policy review announced by minister for small business Bruce Billson in December 2013.
The Federal Court recently considered the concepts of ‘legal advice’ and ‘independence’ in relation to claims for legal professional privilege.
Australia’s recent conclusion of two free-trade agreements with South Korea and Japan are likely to present significant opportunities in the agricultural sector.
The Queensland Government has unveiled a series of amendments to be made to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA).
Last month we looked at what’s in store for patent law in 2014. This month we give trademarks the same treatment.
The NSW government has announced that the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2013 will commence on 21 April 2014.