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Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

Global moves to reduce the future cost of publicly funded medicines

In order to minimise pressure on health spending, regulators around the world are increasingly looking to promote the availability of ‘biosimilars’ - biological products that are highly similar...

05 October 2018
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All eyes on payroll tax as optometrists win appeal in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 524

On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Commissioner of State Revenue (Commissioner) in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty...

28 September 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

Biotech Insights: 2018 industry snapshot and key trends

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018
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Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Biosimilars: balancing access to affordable medicines with safety

The Australian regulatory position appears to reflect a stronger push towards the timely uptake of biosimilar medicines.

01 November 2017

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 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

A healthy respect for privacy – OAIC releases two new fact sheets on health information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released two new privacy fact sheets concerning health information.

06 February 2017

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws

Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.

29 April 2016

China's 13th Five Year Plan: Health and aged care

China’s growing middle class and aging population is driving demand for improved health and aged care services and products.

14 April 2016

Are you ready for ChAFTA? Our predictions for business in 2016

The China-Australia FTA will come into force 20 December 2015, benefiting Australian & Chinese businesses.

18 December 2015

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