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The Queensland state government has given the green light for uranium mining tenure applications to be processed as early as July 2014.
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New South Wales has highlighted an important limitation to section 560 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The ACCC has decided not to grant authorisation to members of the ASO to reach agreements within shared practices as to the fees to be charged for ophthalmic services.
Underwriters and their associates should be extremely careful about making any acquisitions of target shares after having entered into an underwriting agreement.
‘The court is not a rubber stamp’: the message from the federal court in respect of second court hearings for schemes
The Australian federal court has given us a salutary reminder that its role in approving schemes at the second court hearing is not perfunctory.
The Takeovers Panel has had to consider the appropriateness of ‘lock-up’ devices put forward by a lender in a recapitalisation proposal for a financially distressed company.
Ports Botany and Kembla — a case study in optimising price and risk outcomes in a competitive sale process
Much has been written about the NSW government’s stunning result from its 99-year lease of Port Botany and Port Kembla earlier this year.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has issued for public consultation the second of the three tranches of Draft Guidelines for the new Australian Privacy Principles,...
The new ‘hedge fund’ definition as set out in ASIC’s Class Order 12/749 (as amended from 3 October 2013) is set out in this briefing.
Minter Ellison has released the latest version of its WHS Update, which outlines the key work health and safety developments of the last quarter.
ICAC recommends 11 strategies for preventing corruption in procurement and management of security services
A report issued by ICAC is a timely reminder for government agencies to review their procurement and management processes, and establish adequate corruption prevention safeguards.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released class order relief for AQUA market exchange traded funds.
On 15 October 2013, a bill to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) was introduced into Parliament and is likely to be passed next week...
This briefing from Minter Ellison provides a synopsis of its weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
On 18 October, the Full Federal Court handed down the latest decision in the long-running GST saga associated with the South Steyne Development at Manly Beach.
The Queensland Parliament passed the Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Bill 2012 to reform Queensland’s laws imposing personal liability on directors for corporate fault.
The major change in the SOPA Amendments is the insertion of time limits.
This article provides some guidance about the obligation to bargain in good faith under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).
This article considers the future of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission under the new government and outlines the reasons why it may remain broadly in place.
Higher-education institutions are increasingly aware of the many and varied legal risks arising from the use of social media in their day-to-day activities.