Last week the Federal Government agreed with independent Senators to implement a national security of payment (SOP) scheme as part of a package
The national survey of pro bono legal work by solicitors released by the National Pro Bono Resource Centre last week contains important messages for management at larger commercial firms about what is required to build a genuine pro bono culture with employed solicitors.
The discussion paper signals a number of potentially significant changes to the existing Federal framework which all employers should be aware of.
The Government has responded to concerns and narrowed the scope of the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011 which will introduce a new prohibition on public and private "disclosures" of pricing and other information to competitors in prescribed industries.
Price exploitation might be a complex issue with the carbon price, especially if the ACCC doesn't get any new legislative powers
The income tax and GST law will be amended to deal with the implications of the imposition of a price on carbon.
The Federal Government has released details of its new anti-siphoning policy for sports events on television, which will now comprise two tiers of sporting events, with different rules applying to them.
The Northern Territory Government is opposed to a uranium mine at Angela Pamela, but the decision is up to the Federal Government.
Limits on poker machine use, and no clear signals on tax reform, mean uncertainty for the poker machine industry.
The scope of the general tax rulings system is being broadened to include GST.