Publications

SA to get new minimum expiry date for gift cards

Summary As we discussed¬†in an alert earlier this year, the New South Wales Government introduced new laws on 31 March 2018 to provide greater consumer protections to users of gift cards. The rules provide for a three-year minimum term on gift cards, and prohibit any charges or fees applied after the sale of a gift … Read more


General Data Protection Regulation privacy changes

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) As per our previous publication, dated 22 January 2018, the European Union GDPR will be in effect from 25 May 2018, and will replace existing data protection rules set out in the 1995 European Directive 95/46/EC. While the GDPR will be law in the European Union (EU), it is … Read more


Common questions concerning GST withholding law

The new GST withholding law commences on 1 July 2018. We are fielding a number of commonly asked questions concerning the operation and application of the new law. Here are some commonly asked client questions and our responses. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. 1. When does the GST … Read more


Tax Insight: Tax compliance certificates and government tenders

Treasurer Scott Morrison recently released the 2018-19 Federal Budget (Budget).¬† One key Budget measure and recommendation of the Government’s Black Economy Taskforce (Taskforce) will significantly affect businesses tendering for government contracts. The Australian Treasury is currently consulting on this proposed measure with submissions due by 15 June 2018. From 1 July 2019, it has been … Read more


Broad reach of cartel prohibitions confirmed in record-setting case

The Full Federal Court has imposed a record penalty for cartel conduct of $46 million in a case that also confirmed that a broad interpretation is to be given to the cartel prohibitions. The case involved an appeal from an earlier decision in which the ACCC succeeding in proving that Yazaki, a Japanese company that … Read more