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The substantial amendments in the draft code confer new rights on franchisees and increase the regulatory and compliance obligations of franchisors.
The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) has released a broad discussion paper to review the establishment and management of schemes.
The Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 differs in some significant ways from the Regional Planning Interests Bill introduced into parliament in November last year.
Governance News — 25 March 2014: corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas
The latest edition of Governance News from Minter Ellison provides a synopsis of its weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
This year is already shaping up to be a big year in the world of patents, with a number of Full Federal Court decisions due to be handed down on important issues.
MOFCOM has issued the Guideline on Overseas Intellectual Property Rights for Enterprises for trial implementation on 8 February 2014.
The Queensland Parliament’s consideration of the Regional Planning Interests Bill has progressed.
The proposed Exploration Development Incentive is intended to provide an incentive for investment in junior mineral exploration companies.
This alert summarises the draft legislation and the key issues for affected entities.
Business and government agencies are readying themselves for the new privacy regime, which will take effect from 12 March 2014.
The NSW Supreme Court decision in Video Ezy International Pty Ltd v Sedema Pty Ltd demonstrates that courts are prepared to take a tough line on franchisors.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the final version of the APP Guidelines in time for the start of the new Australian Privacy Principles.
The close of 2013 saw the ICC launching the new ICC mediation rules at a global launch event in Paris.
Justice Logan of the Federal Court has handed down the much anticipated decision in Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recently released a package of governance measures for banks, and general and life insurance companies.
Liquidators were appointed as administrators of the companies on referral from the Mawson Group, a business advisory and restructuring firm that services distressed companies.
The Unsolicited Proposal Guideline provides a framework for the government’s assessment and implementation of infrastructure proposals that originate directly from the private sector.
The federal government has released the final report of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the National Access Regime.
The ALRC Final Report into Copyright and the Digital Economy is now publicly available, having been tabled in Parliament on 13 February 2014.
Online reviews present a risk for businesses as they may engage in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.