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Entrepreneur and Venture Advice Clinic Launches

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 […]

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Making Corporate Law Great Again: Attending the CLTA 2018 Conference

ROCIT members Professor Christopher Symes and Dr Beth Nosworthy attended at the Corporate Law Teachers’ Association Annual Conference in 2018, held at La Trobe’s city campus in Melbourne from 11 – 13 February.  The CLTA Annual Conference is a highly regarded conference focussed on Corporate Law, drawing attendance from members of the profession and the […]

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One-Year Bankruptcy Discharge

  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 […]

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Adelaide Law School Corporate Law students’ success at ACUR

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 […]

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APRA to look at CBA shenanigans

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 […]

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Section 44 of the Constitution: Expecting the Unexpected

If you place yourself, for a moment, back one year to 2016, it is hard to imagine that s 44 of the Australian Constitution would be such a cause celebre in 2017.[1]  Section 44 states that ‘any person who: is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a […]

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Adelaide Law School collaborates with the Tax Institute – ‘How to tell people what you know’

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 […]

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Is Australia’s Superannuation Law Equitable? A look back and then forward

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 […]

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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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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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