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Extension of deadlines to submit modern slavery statements – What you need to know

For businesses who are required to submit their first modern slavery statement in Australia this year, there has been an extension of time to submit these statements by...

01 May 2020

High Court rules disappointed cruise passengers can recover for distress

In a case with potential implications for class actions arising from COVID-19 travel disruptions, the High Court ruled on Friday that plaintiffs can recover damages for ‘disappointment and...

28 April 2020

Modern slavery risks during COVID-19 – what you need to know

This article is written by Daisy Mallett and Daniel FieldingThe Australian Border Force has released guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their...

24 April 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

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

Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

New foreign investor surcharges for Queensland and New South Wales – states follow Victorian lead

Queensland and New South Wales follow the Victorian lead by introducing new foreign investor stamp duty surcharges for transactions involving residential real estate.

16 June 2016

New withholding tax on transactions involving taxable Australian property – concerns remain for taxpayers

New Bill proposes non-final foreign resident withholding tax on transactions involving ‘taxable Australian property’.

04 December 2015

Non-final withholding tax on disposals of taxable Australian property – exposure draft legislation released

This article was written by Katrina Parkyn, Ari Rosenbaum and Anthony Mourginos.Exposure draft legislation to impose a non-final withholding tax on transactions involving the disposal of ‘taxable Australian...

13 July 2015

Past, present and future of PRC’s Foreign Investment Industry Catalogues

A summary of the changes made to the PRC’s Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries and the way forward for future iterations.

27 May 2015
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Opportunities for Singapore from the One Belt, One Road Initiative

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative presents a unique opportunity for Singapore to further strengthen its position as a world player.

27 May 2015
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GST on purchase of hotel – High Court accepts ATO position in significant decision

GST decision: Purchaser was subsequently liable for GST under Division 135 of the GST Act. The High Court decision does three things...

19 December 2014

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