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Welcome to the latest edition of the WA Energy + Resources Update.

Rising commodity prices, strengthened balance sheets and a smorgasbord of distressed assets on the table; could 2017 be the year that breathes new life into…

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Over the last 12 months a number of governments around the world have proposed or enacted laws designed to facilitate trail of autonomous vehicles,…

New rules have been issued by the Registrar General in New South Wales requiring lawyers to verify the identity and authority of their clients.  This is for…

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A backdoor listing is effectively a way for a private business or company to obtain a listing on ASX via a vend-in of the business or company into a pre-…

Noting the importance of the ACCC in maintaining public confidence in Australia’s market economy, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s 2017…

As many of our clients would be aware, stapled structures involving a flow-through trust and a corporate tax entity have been commonplace in the Australian…

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After 6 months of the so-called foreign resident capital gains tax (CGT) withholding tax rules, some tax advisers in the Australian market are…

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On 13 February 2017 the Federal Parliament enacted the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, inserting mandatory data breach notification…

In May 2015, the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Mr Timothy Pilgrim PSM, had found that Telstra had breached the (Australian Federal) Privacy Act 1988 (the…

In securing her leadership of the Conservative Party, Theresa May pledged to dramatically reform corporate governance in the UK, proposing measures more…
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After a long and costly saga for ASIC, the Supreme Court of Victoria has found Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited, breached his…