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Retail corporate bonds: not yet available at Coles or Woolies

Is your desk bending under the weight of a pile of monotonously similar, simple, clear-concise-and-effective, two-part retail bond prospectuses? No? Before you call your broker, read on.

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Which trustee is liable for tax when there is a change of trustee?

A closer look at Review of Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2012/2 from our leading experts.

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Interesting outcomes from the WAGN tribunal decision

The Australian Competition Tribunal recently published its decision in respect of WA Gas Networks Pty Ltd’s (ATCO) review of the ERA’s revised access arrangement for the mid‑west and south‑west gas...

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PPSA implications for the resources sector

The PPSA can alter your rights to property and the way in which various types of contracts will be interpreted.

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Achieving reliable results: hints for using the PPSR

A number of issues have emerged as potential traps for those unfamiliar with how the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) operates.

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2011 AGM Season Survey Results

At the conclusion of the 2011 “AGM Season” we conducted a survey of the business of AGMs of ASX listed companies in 2011. Our survey involved three aspects: results of voting on remuneration...

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South Australian security of payment legislation

Principals, consultants and contractors: statutory mechanisms are available under the Act to enforce payment claims, including progress payment claims.

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Australia's carbon pricing mechanism

The Australian Government's Climate Change Plan will offer assistance for businesses including free allocation of permits to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries.

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FOFA - wholesale v retail Options Paper

In January 2011, Treasury released an Options Paper on the wholesale v retail client distinction, as part of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) project. The paper floats a number of options for...

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Corporations (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010

The Corporations (Sons of Gwalia) Bill was passed by Parliament on 26 November 2010, an awaits Royal assent.

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Handling confidential, price sensitive information: principles of good practice

In response to ASIC consultation, guidance has been issued on handling confidential, price-sensitive information.

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Parliamentary secretary flags reforms to executive remuneration

Draft legislation will soon be released to implement the reforms stemming from the Productivity Commission inquiry.

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STOP PRESS: James Hardie appeal decisions

On Friday, 17 December 2010, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down its decisions in the James Hardie appeals.

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Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2010

The Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act received the Royal assent on 24 November 2010, and is awaiting proclamation.

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Executive remuneration Exposure Draft Bill and Discussion Paper

For a recently-released Discussion Paper and Exposure Draft Bill, the devil is in the detail.

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Takeovers Panel issues guidance on 'recommendations and undervalue statements'

On 21 September the Takeovers Panel issued Guidance Note 22: "Recommendations and Undervalue Statements". This followed consultation on a draft guidance note in April this year, and response...

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