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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.
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 Full Federal Court has issued its judgment in Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund III LP  FCAFC 37, overturning the Federal Court’s judgment.
The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 has been amended, heralding significant changes to the way financial planners are regulated.
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.