Monthly Archives: June 2017
The Diverted Profits Tax – An explanation of its form and effect
In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Government announced that it would introduce a diverted profits tax (DPT). The DPT will come into effect on 1 July this year and will imposes a 40% tax on company profits it deems to have been diverted offshore. The DPT intends to ensure that the tax paid by significant […]
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Law School Community Express Support For #1voiceuluru
On Friday 16th June members of the Adelaide Law School community came together to show support for the historic Uluru declaration. The declaration was the culmination of 12 historic regional dialogues led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples. The dialogues and the convention in Uluru were supported by the Referendum Council which was established […]
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A seminar to mark Refugee Week: Contemporary Issues of Asylum
PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]
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Institutional Investors and Shareholder Resolutions – A useful tool of engagement?
On 31 May 2017, Ceres.org reported that a 62% majority voted in favour of a shareholder proposal calling on ExxonMobil to ‘assess and disclose how it is preparing its business for the transition to a low-carbon future.’ This proposal was co-filed by institutional investors, including the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Church […]
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Schemes of Arrangement and Classes- Boart Longyear- A class act to follow?
NSW Court of Appeal, Schemes of Arrangement and Classes- the Boart Longyear case  NSWCA 116 (26 May 2017)
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