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The end of the road for stapled securities in Australian infrastructure?

Insights - Australia

The end of the road for stapled securities in Australian infrastructure?

An Australian Government consultation paper signals a potentially dramatic change to the income tax treatment of stapled structures with wide ramifications for the infrastructure sector.

28 March 2017

My Health Record: the resuscitation of e-health, or a data placebo?

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

Touch the edge - is data “tangible property” for the purpose of your insurance policy

Is data or electronic information considered “tangible property” (and therefore insured property)? This poses an important question for insurers and policyholders alike.

27 March 2017

Taking the leash off white-collar penalties – Senate Economics References Committee report on penalties for corporate and financial misconduct

'Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed: Penalties for white-collar crime and corporate and financial misconduct in Australia' contains 4 key recommendations for civil penalties and ASIC's powers.

27 March 2017

Investing in Australian real estate: Managed investment schemes

Most trusts investing in real estate are “managed investment schemes” (MIS) under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Find out more about the registration, regulation and changes to schemes.

26 March 2017

Class Action Update: Q1 2017 - 25 years of federal class actions

Appropriate boundaries for the case management, the effect of whistleblower law reform, the VLRC's inquiry into litigation funding, and the Court's role in assessing litigation funder fees.

24 March 2017