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.

Property developers need to review stamp duty liability following Lend Lease High Court decision, says Pitcher Partners

Property developers will need to review the stamp duty implications of their development projects following this week’s High Court decision in the Lend Lease case, said Pitcher Partners partner Craig Whatman. Mr Whatman said the High Court ruled in favour … Continue reading

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Making news — Australian Legal Compliance — Part 3

  In part three of the series, we look at further recent developments covered in the Australian Legal Compliance Newsletter.   1. OAIC releases draft guide to regulatory action   The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released … Continue reading

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Making news — Australian Legal Compliance — Part 2

Recent developments covered in the Australian Legal Compliance Newsletter include: 1. Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice Bill 2014 The future of Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 (the Bill) is in doubt following the disallowance … Continue reading

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Financial System Inquiry — the final report is in

The much anticipated final report of the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) is in, making 44 recommendations relating to the Australian financial system. Key recommendations you should be aware of include: Banking • call for bank (and credit unions) capital levels to … Continue reading

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Business failure – the Australian Financial System Inquiry’s lightweight assessment and the USA’s heavyweight Ch 11 review

Written by Michael Murray, writer for CCH’s Australian Insolvency Management Practice on behalf of Ferrier Hodgson. Snapshot The Financial System Inquiry (FSI) was a major and significant inquiry into the operations of our financial system. Its recommendations cover a wide … Continue reading

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“The Mother” of all interlocutory applications

The children of John Olsen and his late wife Valerie, have failed to establish a prima facie case to warrant the granting on an injunction to stop Sotherby’s selling “The Mother”, a painting that has been missing for 47 years … Continue reading

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Making news — Australian Legal Compliance — Part 1

In this four part series, we will look at recent developments covered in the Australian Legal Compliance Newsletter. 1. International compliance standard update As previously reported in Australian Legal Compliance News, a new international compliance standard is currently being developed. … Continue reading

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ASIC explained speech by Greg Medcalf

On Wednesday 3 December 2014 the Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Mr Greg Medcalf delivered a speech to the National Press Club.  The title of the speech was ASIC explained: Who is the corporate watchdog, what does it do … Continue reading

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Transcript of Prime Minister on Today Show

Prime Minister Tony Abbott discusses The Government’s achievements; Budget 2014; the Treasurer; Kmart Wishing Tree. Transcript of interview with Karl Stefanovic available here.

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Bill to confer jurisdiction on Federal Circuit Court re tenancy disputes

The Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 proposes to amend the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 to confer jurisdiction on the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in relation to certain tenancy disputes. The Bill proposes to: • confer … Continue reading

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