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  • Government introduces derivatives reform Bill into Parliament

    A new over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives regulatory framework for Australia is one step closer with the introduction into Parliament of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012

    13 Sep 2012

  • NT vendor disclosure legislation suspended indefinitely

    As you may be aware, new vendor disclosure obligations were expected to commence on 31 October 2012 that would have applied to most land sales in the Northern Territory. However, Attorney General John Elferink announced on Friday that the commencement of the Sale of Land (Rights and Duties of Parties) Act 2010, the legislation underpinning the new vendor disclosure obligations, has been suspended indefinitely.

    10 Sep 2012

  • One month left to shape APRA's implementation of Basel III OTC derivatives capital requirements

    Participants in the Australian over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market only have one month to make comments on the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's (APRA) Discussion Paper on its proposed implementation of the recently announced Basel III capital rules relating to derivatives.

    07 Sep 2012

  • Warranty documentation - time to change!

    If you supply or manufacture consumer products, you only have until 30 September to ensure they comply with the mandatory obligation under the Australian Consumer Law to provide information about warranties against defects, as the current transitional arrangements are about to expire.

    07 Sep 2012

  • High Court overturns controversial Barclay adverse action decision

    The High Court's decision this morning in The Board of Bendigo Regional Institute of Technical and Further Education v Barclay [2012] HCA 32 means that the considerable risk and uncertainty employers faced when making decisions with an adverse effect on employees is substantially lessened and returns to the levels that were widely accepted prior to the Barclay decision.

    07 Sep 2012

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