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GST changes for low value imported goods - draft legislation released

On 4 November 2016, the Government released exposure draft legislation to impose GST on the sale of imported goods with a value of less than $1,000.

09 November 2016

Draft Harper legislation to redefine competition law in Australia

Australia’s Federal Government today released Exposure Draft legislation in response to the Harper Panel Review of Australia’s Competition Laws.

05 September 2016
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Section 46 changes to crack down on misuse of market power in Australian competition law

The re-framing of section 46 in the draft Harper legislation represents one of the most substantial, and potentially significant, changes to the CCA.

05 September 2016

Proposed Harper Amendment – Introducing a concerted practices ban

Federal Government confirms its intention to introduce a new prohibition in the CCA banning concerted practices which have the purpose or effect of substantially lessening competition.

05 September 2016

Draft legislation reflects Harper recommendation to streamline formal merger clearance process

A key recommendation of the Harper Review was the combination and streamlining of the current merger authorisation process with a revamped formal merger clearance process.

05 September 2016

Reforming the cartel provisions post-Harper – a litigation and enforcement perspective

The exposure draft legislation will, if implemented, result in significant changes to Australia’s cartel law regime, as well as the enforcement of Australia’s competition laws more generally.

05 September 2016

ACCC to create “safe harbours” with new class exemption powers

Newly proposed class exemption laws in the Government's draft Harper competition law legislation will enable the ACCC to create “safe harbours” in relation to particular types conduct.

05 September 2016

Part IIIA - Federal Government responds to criticism of the test for third party access declaration

The changes to Australia's competition law will allow the responsible Minister to make decisions that better take into account economic realities rather than hypothetical possibilities.

05 September 2016

Outlook - What's next for class actions in Australia?

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016
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Red Tape | Breaking down non-tariff barriers in the international trade of agri-food

Non-tariff measures present major challenges for exporters but the outlook is not all bleak for international trade in agribusiness and food.

14 June 2016
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Exporters of the world rejoice - PRC customs issues e-commerce reprieve

International companies trading in cross-border ecommerce in cosmetics, infant formula milk powder, medical devices & health have a reprieve until at least 11 May 2017.

27 May 2016
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Top 10 Issues for Retail Landlords following amendment of the Retail Shop Leases Act

Queensland Parliament passed a bill to substantially amend the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 to streamline the RSLA and cut red tape.

13 May 2016

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