On Thursday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued its final determination to deny authorisation to 16 insurance companies to jointly impose a cap of 20 percent on commissions paid to motor vehicle dealers who sell their add-on insurance products.
A number of new measures were proposed by the Victorian State Government over the weekend relating to stamp duty and property taxes.
Whilst this is also subject to the passing of the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2017, a brief summary is set out below:
The Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Amendment Bill) on 1 March 2017. The Amendment Bill contains elements of the Liberal Party's "Protecting Vulnerable Workers" Policy that was released just before, and taken to, the last Federal election. The Amendment Bill delivers on an election commitment to ensure workers are protected from exploitative and unfair practices in the workplace.
Updated CPRs apply from today (1 March 2017).
All building and construction industry employers must ensure their Enterprise Agreements (EAs) are compliant with the new Building Code 2016 or risk being immediately disqualified from Commonwealth funded building work.
Owning a registered trade mark is a highly valuable marketing tool for any business, and offers many benefits. Having your brand registered gives a business exclusivity over use of that brand, legal protection against any unauthorised use or imitations, and from 2018, a registered trade mark may potentially give a certain group of holders a tax rebate.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today issued a draft determination proposing to deny authorisation to 16 insurance companies to jointly impose a cap of 20 percent on commissions paid to motor vehicle dealers who sell their add-on insurance products.
The mechanisms through which energy is generated, transported and delivered to end-use customers has undergone rapid change in Australia in the last several years. The pace of change has been dramatic and has mirrored market changes in other jurisdictions.