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COVID-19: Extension of Temporary Insolvency Relief Measures

Pursuant to regulations which commenced on 22 September 2020, the Australian Government has extended the temporary insolvency relief measures (which came into force on 25 March 2020 in response to…

ACCC Launches Inquiry into Perishable Agricultural Goods Supply-Chain

On 28 August 2020, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct a three-month inquiry into the markets for the supply of perishable agricultural…

Streamlining the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

The Commonwealth Government’s Bill to make streamlining improvements to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has now passed the House of Representatives. The Bill will…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Temporary Relief in Insolvency Law

Please note: Pursuant to the Corporations and Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Extending Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses and Individuals) Regulations 2020 which commenced on 22 September 2020, the Australian Government…

ACCC Calls for Overhaul of Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets – What to do Next?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its Interim Report for its Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets Inquiry. The Interim Report sets out the ACCC’s findings that the current…

Succession to the Third Generation

How can the equity succession be managed from the second to the third generation?This is one of an ongoing series of 10 articles on this topic. This article is the…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Changes to the Banking Code of Practice

The Australian Banking Association Banking Code of Practice (1 March 2020 Release) (the Code) has been temporarily varied for the period of 1 July 2020 to 1 March 2021 to…

Australia to Introduce Director Identification Numbers

Following the passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019 in June 2020, new Part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) will require persons…

Succession Planning: Transitioning the Current Generation out of the Business

There are various succession optionsThis is one of an ongoing series of 10 articles on this topic. This article is the sixth in the series, and follows on from Employment…

Securing your Debt if you are Selling Grapes or Wine

In these extremely challenging times for the wine sector, growers and wineries need to be particularly careful in exposing themselves to potential bad debts. If you are selling grapes or…

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