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They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

On 18 September the Federal Government reintroduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 into Parliament.

20 September 2019

ASIC’s $30K SPP cap surprise: the end of the entitlement offer era?

Then this week came ASIC’s surprise. With no fanfare, ASIC has doubled the SPP participation limit from $15,000 to $30,000 per securityholder. Could this be the...

30 August 2019

Political Donations: To disclose or not to disclose

Reporting deadlines are approaching for the disclosure of federal political donations. Do you have a clear idea of what spending is reportable?

13 August 2019

APRA Capability Review June 2019 | More Experienced, Tougher And Transparent

This article was written by Sarah Yu.Following a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government announced a review...

09 August 2019

ACCC To Examine The Murray Darling Basin Water Markets

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

09 August 2019
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It's Finally Here - Draft Bill Extending Unfair Contract Terms To Insurance Contracts

This article was written by Peta Stevenson, Sarah Yu, Mandy Tsang and Astrid Sugden.On Tuesday, Treasury released an exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Unfair Terms in...

31 July 2019

China announces 11 measures to further open up its financial sector

China's Financial Stability Development Committee recently introduced some measures to provide more potential opportunities for foreign investors.

30 July 2019

APRA consults on new remuneration standard

In this article, we sum up ARPA's latest prudential standard on remuneration for public consultation.

26 July 2019

Board papers and board minutes

In the aftermath of the Hayne Royal Commission, boards are seeking to ensure compliance with their statutory obligations to record and retain board minutes and board papers.

04 July 2019
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Climate change and directors’ duties

Does Australian law require company directors to consider climate change in discharging their duties? Our experts answer this question and more.

04 July 2019
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Review of corporate criminal responsibility by the Australian Law Reform Commission

In April 2019, the Federal Government announced that it had commissioned the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to undertake a comprehensive review of Australia’s corporate criminal liability regime.

04 July 2019
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ASIC v Vocation

On 31 May 2019, Justice Nicholas handed down his judgement in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Vocation Limited (in liquidation) [2019] FCA 807.

04 July 2019
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