The Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic) (the Act) will commence on 1 March 2019. The Act consolidates the laws in Victoria relating to oaths, affirmations, affidavits and statutory declarations and establishes a scheme for … Continued
The so called ‘IP exemption’ (section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)) has historically provided a carve out for IP rights holders for agreements and arrangements which would otherwise breach certain restrictive … Continued
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) recently released its much awaited consultation paper ‘Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules’, seeking feedback on proposed changes the ASX Listing Rules and guidance … Continued
The new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme commenced on 22 February 2018. The NDB scheme is contained in Part IIIC of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The Privacy Act also contains the … Continued
Although they are highly speculative, cryptocurrencies have experienced a surge in popularity amongst investors. With investors seeking out ways to get their hands on Bitcoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies – whether they can be accessed … Continued
Missing the vesting date of your trust can have serious tax and trust law implications – it is not a date to be overlooked. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently released a draft tax ruling … Continued
The Exposure Draft for the GST withholding regime for property transactions has been released. This withholding regime was announced as part of this year’s Federal Budget and is targeted at increasing GST compliance for property … Continued
In August 2017, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued its five-year productivity review entitled ‘Shifting the Dial’ (Report). The Report, which enquires into Australia’s productivity performance and includes recommendations on productivity-enhancing reforms, is the first in … Continued
On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued
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