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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.
If you have paid duty on the extension of a deferred note purchase financing arrangement, you may be entitled to a refund of the duty.
A further tranche of tax legislation to exempt ‘IMR foreign funds’ from Australian income tax has been released for public comment.
The fallout from controversial trades in David Jones (DJs) shares and a rejected merger proposal have escalated, with the chairman and two other directors stepping down from the DJs board.
This briefing provides a summary of key trends in each jurisdiction is supplemented by detailed case overviews across each Australian jusrisdiction.
David Jones’ announcement that it received a merger proposal from Myer last year has received considerable media coverage.
The Australian government has released a consultation draft of a bill concerning amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) regime.
Governance News from Minter Ellison summarises the top headlines in corporate governance this week.
From January to December 2013, the ATO/Commonwealth achieved an approximately 75 per cent success rate in tax litigation.
Further tranches of draft rules under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 have been released for consultation by the Department of Finance.