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Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Personal tax

Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Personal tax

Analysis of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget's changes to personal tax including several significant measures relating to residential real estate.

09 May 2017
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Major Banks Second Report – Here we go again

The House Of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released its Major Banks Second Report's recommendations - what they mean and our predictions.

04 May 2017
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FoFA Reforms: ASIC’s First Scalp

ASIC has claimed its first scalp for breaches of the “best interests” and “appropriate advice” obligations incorporated into the Freedom of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

12 April 2017
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Australia’s Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle: looking to Europe for inspiration?

In April 2016, the Federal Government committed to the introduction of a new tax and regulatory framework for two new types of collective investment vehicles (each a “CIV”)...

22 March 2017

Putting Australia on the blockchain map - Standards Australia releases Roadmap for Blockchain Standards

Yesterday, Standards Australia released its Roadmap for Blockchain Standards; marking its role at the forefront of international standards and setting the blueprint for Australia's leadership.

03 March 2017
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First glimpse of game-changing reforms to product design and distribution, and ASIC’s intervention powers

The Australian government has requested feedback and comments on the measures outlined in the Proposals Paper.

15 December 2016
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Show me the client! Privilege in pre-proceeding communications

Recent IOOF and Hastie decisions: when privilege can be claimed while a class action is under investigation. Whose privilege is it, and what does it apply to?

15 December 2016
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Timbercorp: High Court confirms individual defences to related proceedings are preserved even after class action is dismissed

We consider the High Court decision in Timbercorp, in which it confirmed that individual defences may be preserved even after a class action is dismissed

15 December 2016
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What a (marginal) relief, margin dates announced!

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced the implementation timetable for derivatives margin and risk mitigation requirements.

07 December 2016
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Now too late to say it is too early. Australian derivatives margin rules finalised

This article was written by Scott Farrell, Max Allan and Roslyn Hinchliffe.The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released the final rules which will impose margin and risk...

18 October 2016
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RMB: no longer an emerging currency

RMB’s longer-term potential has been further reinforced by its inclusion into the basket of currencies that constitute the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights.

13 October 2016
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ASIC makes key announcements concerning licence exemptions for foreign financial service providers

ASIC has made key announcements for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) who rely on Australian financial services licence exemptions.

28 September 2016
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