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ASIC publishes consultation papers for guidance on crowd-sourced funding


Posted By on 26/06/17

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) Last Thursday ASIC released two consultation papers which aim to assist: public companies; and crowd-sourced-funding (CSF) intermediaries (being CSF platform operators), to navigate the new CSF regime and their obligations under that regime, which is set to take effect at the end of September this year. … Read more

Health insurer misled customers – ACCC


Posted By on 2/06/17

Health insurer, NIB, is being taken to task by the ACCC, over alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. What happened? NIB has provided a MediGap Scheme to its customers since the early 2000s. The Scheme pays higher benefits to practitioners who agree to participate, and in return those practitioners agree to not charge … Read more

Key changes to stamp duty concessions from 1 July 2017


Posted By on 1/06/17

By Jack Stuk (Principal) and Bridget Hobbs (Lawyer) Following the release of the 2017/2018 state budget on 2 May 2017, you might be aware that the stamp duty concession currently available on transfers of property (other than the primary residence) between spouses will be removed from 1 July 2017. This tax exemption is most often … Read more

The 2017 Budget: a win for start-ups!


Posted By on 17/05/17

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) In last Tuesday’s budget papers, the Government committed to making it easier for start-up companies to raise capital by releasing draft legislation to extend the crowd-sourced equity funding regime (CSF) to proprietary companies in the form of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill … Read more

Fair Work Act penalties on the rise again!

There’s no doubt that businesses are facing a continued and very heated compliance environment. What heightens this is the Government’s recent proposal to increase the Commonwealth criminal penalty unit from $180 to $210 as of 1 July 2017 and the anticipation that more increases will come! Once the proposal receives royal assent, the possible penalties … Read more

Statutory Demands – the pros and cons

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) As we noted in our earlier blog post titled “You’re owed money…what next?”, in certain circumstances, a Statutory Demand may be an appropriate method for recovering a debt from a company. The purpose of this post is to detail the process for issuing a Statutory Demand … Read more