Author Archives: Anne Wardell

About Anne Wardell

Anne Wardell is Editorial Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer, CCH and co-administrator of the Law Chat site.

The Harper Review – Many recommendations – but how many will be accepted? by Bob Baxt

By Bob Baxt, Emeritus Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and long-time consultant for CCH about emerging areas of the law The Harper Final Report ( the Final Report ) on competition policy and law released on 31 March 2015 is … Continue reading

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Responses to the Harper Review Final Report

The Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson and Professor Ian Harper attended a Press Conference in Melbourne to announce the release of the Final Report.  You can read a transcript of the conference here. Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen issued a … Continue reading

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Harper Review: Section 46 Recommendations

Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 governs the misuse of market power and has long been a contentious area of law among lawyers and policy makers. The Harper Review’s Final Report, released on 31 March 2015 makes … Continue reading

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Harper Review Final Report

The Final Report of the Competition Policy Review has been released today 31 March 2015. As expected the Final Report is some 500 pages long and contains many important recommendations for reform. Appendix A of the Final Report contains Model … Continue reading

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Pitcher Partners State Tax Review 2014/2015 – reducing state taxes and increasing GST will result in a level playing field

Business across Australia would have a more level playing field if GST was increased and the States all agreed to significantly reduce the cost of state taxes imposed on business taxpayers,  said Pitcher Partners partner Craig Whatman following the release … Continue reading

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Recommendations made in Chapter 4 of the statutory review report of the PPSA

by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager Below is a list of some of the recommendations made in Chapter 4, Reach of the Act, of the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) (the Report). I have not … Continue reading

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Statutory review of the PPSA final report tabled

by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager On 18 March 2015 the government released Mr Bruce Whitaker’s final report on the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA). The report recommends that the PPSA not be repealed but … Continue reading

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Attempted murder at Optus

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded damages of $3,851,286 to a man who suffered injury and mental harm when, while at Optus participating in training, he was assaulted when a fellow trainee attempted to murder him by … Continue reading

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Competing priority interests — injunction until substantive hearing — PPSA

In Citadel Financial Corporation Pty Limited v Elite Highrise Services Pty Limited (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 1926 Brereton J delivered an ex tempore judgment, the judge continued an injunction until the final hearing. The parties were in dispute regarding the … Continue reading

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Failure to comply with a compromise agreement

Federal Court Rules 2011, r 25.10(a), provides that if, after acceptance of an offer to compromise by an offeree, an offeror fails to comply with the offer’s terms, the offeree may apply to the court for an order giving effect … Continue reading

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