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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Making waves: Maddocks advises on Manly Fast Ferry sale February 12, 2018

Monday 12 February 2018 Maddocks has advised the founders and operators of the Manly Fast Ferry on their divestment of the company to NRMA, Australia’s peak road association. The firm advised Richard and Will Ford, … Continued

Latest Article

Radio Refunds: How to avoid breaching your responsible lending obligations February 15, 2018

Background Major Australian retailer, Thorn Group, and its consumer leasing business, Radio Rentals, has agreed to refund almost $20 million to customers who entered into leases with the company following an ASIC investigation into breaches … Continued

Reading Room

  • FIRB – Change in investment threshold for Singaporeans

    Background Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval may be required for investments by foreigners in Australia above certain thresholds. These depend on the type of investments and who the foreign investor is. Certain agreement country investors that have … Continued

  • It’s June, and trust income distribution time

    So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects … Continued

  • Tough love on Valentine’s Day for OTC derivatives dealers – New client money rules

    Valentine’s Day saw Australia’s House of Representatives pass a Bill which will materially restrict how dealers in OTC derivatives use money deposited with them by their retail clients. The Bill is currently before the Senate. The … Continued

  • ASIC releases its Strategic Outlook 2014-15

    On 20 October 2014 ASIC published its Strategic Outlook for 2014-15 (Outlook). The Outlook describes the trends shaping ASIC’s regulatory focus over the next 12 months, provides examples of its intended responses to key risks … Continued

  • Changes to insurance providers by SMSFs

    On 30 June 2014, the Super System Review Panel delivered its final report to the Government which suggested a number of changes impacting self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). On 1 July 2014, one of the last … Continued

  • Wholesale and retail investors and SMSFs – ASIC revises its stance

    ASIC has recently clarified its approach on the application of the wholesale investor test to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). ASIC’s announcement resolves some uncertainty around how the wholesale investor test will be applied where financial … Continued