The Productivity Commission has published a consultation paper for its inquiry into “phoenixing” – the practice of stripping and transferring assets from one company to another to avoid paying liabilities.
The minister responsible for consumer affairs, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has made a directive for a recall notice for the controversial Takata airbags.
As part of its review of copyright laws, the Communications Department has published a consultation paper and draft regulations.
The Commonwealth Government has released its response to the review of Australia’s intellectual property arrangements and begun a consultation process on proposed changes.
Sport Minister Greg Hunt has appointed James Wood QC to lead a review into the integrity of Australian sport as part of the development of the Government’s National Sport Plan.
The federal Government has released draft regulations on the operation of the industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Federal Parliament has passed the Government’s latest changes to country-of-origin labelling laws.
Treasury has launched the consultation process for the Government’s industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
South Australian crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon, now leader of the Nick Xenophon Team, says he will move to overthrow new “dangerous” drone rules, concerned that lax regulations could lead to mid-air collisions.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is undertaking a review of all licensing regimes under the Customs Act supported by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) which administers the warehousing of excise equivalent goods (EEGs) under the Customs Act.
A Productivity Commission review has recommended changes to Australia’s mutual recognition arrangements with New Zealand to ensure that they remain effective.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder views on the potential introduction of an industry funding model for the regulatory activities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
The Federal Government has commissioned a review to consider the capabilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the Coalition Government is moving to introduce better country of origin labelling rules to give consumers a clearer understanding of where their food comes from.
Cybercrime victims will be able to report criminals in real time following the launch of a revolutionary new online system for Australians.
The Government has released draft legislation that would change the requirements for inclusion in a company’s Remuneration Report to shareholders.
Treasury has published draft legislation to “amend and streamline” the Bankruptcy Act and the Corporations Act.
The Productivity Commission has released a research report on the relative costs of doing business in the Australian retail trade.
The Government has released draft legislation and associated explanatory material to give effect to the 2014-15 Budget decision to abolish the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC).
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has published a new report comparing Australia’s road safety record with those of other members of the OECD nations.
The Treasury has begun a consultation process on a proposal to give legal force to a proposed food and grocery industry draft Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its sixth half-yearly report, detailing enforcement activity to June 30 this year.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has issued each of the regulators within his portfolio with a Statement of Expectations.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have launched an updated version of their Debt collection guideline: for collectors and creditors
Australia’s dominant supermarket chains, Coles and Woolworths, have called for a national standard framework for trading hours and less restriction on the times they are allowed to operate.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its report on the inquiry into the way companies and their advisers handle confidential information.
The Treasury has begun public consultations on draft legislation to amend the companies law and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act.