The Adelaide Law School was proud to launch its fourth free legal advice service today, the Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic. The clinic is housed within ThincLab, the University’s venture accelerator, and offers free, confidential advice to individuals, new start ups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs). EVAC is staffed by fourth and final year […]
The Federal Government has gone ahead with an earlier suggestion of the Productivity Commission to make the usual time for automatic discharge from bankruptcy one year. The default period of bankruptcy will thus move from three years to one year if passed as expected by Federal Parliament Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017, introduced […]
As part of the Small Group Discovery Experience in their Corporate Law class in 2016, Georgia Brazenall, Julia Grigonis-Gore, and Joe Ho worked together to complete a research assignment on ‘Illegal Phoenixing within Australia’. “We never imagined this would be the start of an invaluable and truly exciting research journey,” the students said, after that […]
As we process the announcement on Monday 28th August that APRA is going to take a cold hard look at the governance, culture and accountability at the Commonwealth Bank in its first public inquiry, Jenni Henderson of the Conversation takes a closer look. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has become the second regulator to independently investigate the […]
On Wednesday 16th August, the Law School together with the Tax Institute held an event on the topic ‘How to tell people what you know’. Two speakers from the Adelaide Law School Professor Chris Symes, Dr Beth Nosworthy and partner, Matthew Andruchowycz from DMAW Lawyers provided useful advice in relation to how to develop good […]
This article takes a historical examination of superannuation law and its reform and observes the resulting complexity. Australian Governments over the years have adopted or ignored recommendations from various inquiries addressing superannuation reform and this article finds the major drivers of reform have included efficiency (including by structural change, regulation and cost reduction), flexibility, member […]
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) hosted a Corporate Finance Liason meeting in Adelaide on 7 March 2017, along with similar meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, to discuss Report 512, encapsulating the last six months of regulation of public corporate finance activity in Australia.
Five members of the University of Adelaide Law School attended at the CLTA 2017 Conference from 5-7 February, held at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, entitled “Agile Corporate Law: CSR, Innvoation and Environment”.
In an article on Wednesday 14 September Anthony Klan, in the Australian, notes that businesses pay the government approximately $660m in filing fees to lodge material with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) Registers, and the government charges $60m per year to the public for access to those records. The ASIC Annual Report for […]
The following article was featured in the most recent edition of the Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin which is the Law Society’s flagship journal: Adelaide Law School Research Unit Targets the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation The Law School at the University of Adelaide has recently established its ROCIT research unit, which brings […]