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National Energy Guarantee – further details announced

In a Nutshell On 17 October 2017 the Federal Government announced its proposal to adopt a National Energy Guarantee (NEG) though offered limited details about its intended operation. On 15…

Deductible Gift Recipients to be registered as charities from 2019

In a Nutshell In December 2017, the Federal Government announced that it would reform the administration and oversight of organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status to strengthen governance arrangements…

Labour Hire Licensing Act

In a Nutshell The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 came into force on 1 March 2018.  The intention of the Act is to protect workers from exploitative arrangements entered into…

Mandatory data breach notification – Are you ready?

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) imposes significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The amendments oblige many organisations to notify individuals who are affected by…

Foreign Investors Required to Prove to FIRB that Agricultural Land was “Widely Marketed”

In addition to the Government’s recent announcement that the purchase of electricity assets by foreigners will be closely monitored and attract conditions (see our previous client alert for further information),…

Crackdown on the sale of electricity assets to foreign investors – FIRB conditions to be imposed.

On 1 February 2018 the Federal Government announced that all future applications for the purchase of electricity assets by foreign investors will be closely monitored and attract conditions. Crackdown on…

Finlaysons announce the appointment of Olympic cyclist, Annette (Nettie) Edmondson, as the Women in Business Ambassador for 2018

Finlaysons is widely recognised and respected for their active Women in Business program, paving new ground when it was launched in Adelaide in 1997, to provide an inspiring forum to…

South Australian Liquor Licensing reform – initial amendments

SA liquor licensing law reform On 2 November 2017, the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill passed in the Legislative Council, and the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017…

Finlaysons advises Nexif Energy on the development of Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia

Finlaysons, together with Herbert Smith Freehills, has advised Nexif Energy on the development of the $300 million first stage of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. Nexif Energy…

National Energy Guarantee – what will it mean?

The NEG The NEG was proposed to the Australian Government by the Energy Security Board (ESB) which was established based on Finkel’s recommendation. The NEG reportedly aims to provide a…

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