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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.
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.