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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.

Employment law: What to expect in 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Happy New Year to all of our valued clients. With so much change in employment regulation, we take this opportunity to look at the key employment issues that are likely to arise over the next 12 months and explain how they will affect your business now and in the future.

As you may well be aware, the State Revenue Office is currently issuing 2017 Land Tax assessments for Victorian landholdings owned as at midnight on 31 December 2016.

When land is reserved for a public purpose due to the making or an amendment of a planning scheme, the owner of the land is entitled to seek compensation for injurious affection. This is because the value of the land reserved under a planning scheme may be affected by the existence of the reservation.  In a decision handed down on 8 February 2017, the High Court concluded that compensation is only available to the owner at the time of the reservation, setting aside the WA Court of Appeal decision in Southregal Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission.

This Code came into force on 1 January 2017. It has been developed to ensure that public funds in Western Australia are spent on certain State Building Work using only safe and reputable Building Contractors. The Code promotes fair and efficient practices and productive workplace relations.

Trading trusts are a feature of modern business practices and have been for some time. They present complexities for liquidators, administrators and their advisers and cause ongoing difficulty and the need for legislative change.

Cross Border Insolvency Update

Friday, 27 January 2017

We have reported and commented upon updates and developments concerning cross-border insolvency matters in all editions of Insolvency Quarterly from time to time.  In this quarter we briefly comment upon three particular decisions/themes that emerged over the last quarter.

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