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

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

Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Bill receives royal assent

The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 has received royal assent and was enacted as the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018

29 August 2018

Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Bill passes the Legislative Council and is on the way to becoming law

The Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament has passed the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 and it will now head back to the Legislative Assembly for consideration

13 August 2018

Taxation of stapled structures & inbound investment: revised draft legislation and extension to residential housing investments

The Australian Treasurer has released a second draft of the proposed legislation to implement its Integrity Package targeted at stapled structures and foreign investors

31 July 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

Commencement of further reforms under the BIF Act postponed

The next phase of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (“BIF Act”) reforms will be delayed.

26 June 2018

The transformation of environment protection legislation in Victoria

The reforms change the focus of the current Act from managing the consequences of pollution to prevention and reducing the risk of harm.

21 June 2018

Amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

The dreadfully drafted Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 (FITS Bill) is to be substantially narrowed in its scope.

15 June 2018

Stapled structures: new details and key concerns

The first exposure draft in respect of Treasury’s proposed reforms to address integrity concerns with the use of stapled structures.

08 June 2018

Murray Report calls for harmonisation of security of payment laws

The final report on the national Review of Security of Payment Laws recommends harmonising laws to achieve a consistent and effective set of national legislation.

24 May 2018

New security rules for investors in critical infrastructure in Australia

Investors and operators of critical infrastructure in Australia will soon need to comply with new security rules commencing 11 July 2018.

23 May 2018

Australian Federal Budget 2018-19

Analysis of the 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget: significant reforms for corporates, small business and personal tax.

08 May 2018
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