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The case is not binding precedent in international investment arbitration but shows the need for investment structuring.
The two reforms aim to cut red tape and streamline regulatory approval processes to environmental and mining approvals.
Given the terms of reference, the sweeping changes sought by employers were unlikely to be endorsed by the Review Panel.
Funds that do not become a participating FFI under FATCA will expose their US sourced payments to a 30% withholding tax.
By Caroline Cox
Significant economic potential for Australian companies can come with significant exposure to corruption-related risks.
By Caroline Cox
ASIC has secured another breakthrough in its civil proceedings against former directors and officers of AWB.
By Caroline Cox
The review of Australia's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption has recently been released.
By Duncan Giles, Naomi Messenger
On 7 February 2007, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) released guidelines relating to its new enforcement powers introduced by the Communications Legislation Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Act 2006.
By Orana Swan, Charlotte Storey
The Copyright Act 1969 (Cth) has recently been given an overhaul to implement the recommendations of a number of copyright law reviews and Australia’s remaining obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.
By Duncan Giles, Naomi Messenger
On 1 February 2007, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) awarded Service Stream Solutions Pty Ltd (Service Stream) the contract valued at $12.1 million to build, operate, publicise and maintain the Do Not Call Register (Register) established under the Do Not Call Register Act 2006.
By Duncan Giles, Naomi Messenger
On 13 February 2007, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) accepted several enforceable undertakings from parties who are recapitalising media assets held by Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd and Seven Network Ltd.
By Hugh Paynter
On 15 March 2007, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) released two draft practice statements on the administration of the promoter penalty laws.
By Justin Fung, Orana Swan
The Australian Government introduced the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 into parliament on 19 October 2006. The Bill proposes to introduce a new scheme for technological protection measures (TPM) to assist copyright owners to protect their works against piracy. The Bill is aimed at meeting Australia’s obligations under the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement.
By Robert de Boer, Shifra Symonds
Did you and your related corporate entities collectively use more than 0.5 petajoules of energy during the 2005–06 financial year? There are approximately 250 corporations estimated to fall into this category.
By Stuart Irvine
On 13 December 2006, the Intellectual Property Legislation (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006 was signed by the Australian Governor-General.
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