Publications

In brief The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has long been a destination for overseas companies looking to take advantage of the benefits of an ASX listing. This can be either as a primary listing or as a secondary listing in conjunction with a listing on an overseas exchange. As at April 2016, there were approximately […]

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In brief The ASX has released a Consultation Paper in relation to its requirements for frontdoor and backdoor listings – ‘Updating ASX’s admission requirements for listed entities‘. It is proposed that the changes will take effect on 1 September 2016 and be applied to all listing applications received after that date. Under the proposal: financial […]

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After having been delayed for several years, Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) new Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) (in its entirety, the PPSPNG) and associated register commenced on Monday, 9 May 2016. These laws and its register are similar to Australia’s Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (called the PPSA), but with a number of major differences.

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Tax agents and accountants now face significantly harsher penalties for two new accounting offences following the enactment of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Act 2016 (Cth) which come into effect on 1 March 2016 and amends the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995.

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Last month, Thomson Geer succeeded in striking out a claim of disability discrimination brought against Blacktown Workers' Club by a member who did not receive gravy with his gluten-free meal.

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Too often land use conflicts occur between existing non-residential uses and residential uses which are increasing in density. This can take the form of environmental issues impacting on residential amenity. This is particularly so with respect to existing industrial and manufacturing businesses and adjoining and nearby residential neighbours.

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Many rules which apply to 'paper' contracts also apply to electronic contracts entered into by email, online or otherwise electronically. As many businesses and suppliers move to online and electronic credit applications, including with customers who are not in Australia, these rules are even more pertinent.

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