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Crowd-Sourced Funding extended to Proprietary Companies

Background On 14 September 2017, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the Bill), was introduced and read in parliament for the first time. The Bill follows…

WET REFORMS NOW ENACTED – TOP FIVE ISSUES WITH REFORMS

Summary New eligibility criteria for claiming producer rebates and new quoting/WET credit rules will apply to the 2018 vintage. New 85% ownership requirement will apply to 2017 and earlier vintages…

Protected: WINE ROADSHOW WET PRESENTATION

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Insolvency Update – Trust Assets in Liquidation & Corporations Act Reform

Insolvency practitioners should be aware of the judgment in Re Amerind [2017] VSC 127, which may require liquidators to revisit the basis on which creditors’ claims have been dealt with…

Wine Road Show – Postscript

Fortified wines in process of being manufactured prior to 1 January 2018 Given the breadth and complexity of issues involved with the WET reforms, combined with the very limited allotment…

Casual Conversion to FT

On 5 July 2017 a full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as part of the extensive four-yearly review of modern awards made significant changes to the rights of…

ICAC comes to NT

“ICAC plan close to fruition” and “ICAC could peel layers off corrupt NT actions” were two headlines appearing on successive days in the NT News on 28 and 29 June…

Development approval exemption for State-sponsored battery storage in SA

Battery storage facilities no longer require development approval in South Australia, provided that they are endorsed by a State Agency and constructed on a site that has been notified in…

NDIS – Productivity Commission – Costs Position Paper Released for Comment

On 14 June 2017 the Productivity Commission released a discussion paper on the NDIS entitled “National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs”.  Public comment is invited and written submissions need to…

Changes to Native Title Act following McGlade v Native Title Registrar

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10 on 2  February 2017 generated uncertainty around the status of…

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