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Significant investor visa and Premium Investor Visa changes
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • July 2 2015

On 29 June 2015 and 1 July 2015, the Federal Government released new regulations which made changes to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) regime


Legal obligations of directors of Australian companies
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

The legal obligations summarised below represent a non-exhaustive list of legal requirements which directors must comply with. As directors can


A guide to taxation in Australia
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

The aim of this guide is to provide a broad introduction to the framework of Australia's tax system. The Commonwealth is Australia's federal (or


Guide for sponsoring skilled personnel to Australia - the 457 visa
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

Anyone who is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident must have a visa to enter and remain in Australia. If they want to work in Australia


Guide for setting up a business in Australia
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

A key decision has to be made as to whether the business will be run through an offshore entity or whether an Australian entity will be utilised. It


Guide to regulation of inbound investment in Australia
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

Investments in Australia by foreign persons must be notified to the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB) where the proposal meets the relevant


Short term Australian work visas - the 400 visa
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) grants many different types of visas that allow for work in Australia. Unlike the 457 visa


New Workplace Bullying regime failing to meet its objectives: instead increasing cost and stress on all sides
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

The anti-bullying regime regulated by the Fair Work Commission (Commission) was introduced by the Labor government in 2013 with great expectations


Proving what you wouldn’t have done
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

Litigation between Optus and Attradius Credit Insurance NV has given rise to a number of reported judgments. Optus made a claim under its trade


Liability of manufacturer compressed in product liability case
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

The Western Australian Court of Appeal has provided a reminder that it is significantly more difficult to prove negligence in a product liability