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Dec 62022

Family and Domestic Violence Leave becomes paid leave

All employees will become entitled to paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave in 2023. The current entitlement is five days […]

Oct 262021

Director Identification Numbers – action required for all company directors

Background From November 2021, directors of Australian companies will need to verify their identity as part of a new director […]

Mar 252021

Reforms to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws: introduction of “fault” element

Introduction In an announcement with significant implications for listed companies, their officers, shareholders and class-action litigants Treasurer Josh Frydenberg indicated […]

Jun 172020

Reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework

Introduction Australia’s foreign investment regime has undergone significant review in recent months. Since 29 March 2020, a broader range of […]

Jun 122020

ASIC’s focus areas for FY18 Financial Reports

Prior to the end of each financial year, ASIC releases guidance to publicly listed companies (and other reporting entities) on […]

May 262020

Federal Court decision on casuals and paid leave

The recent decision of the Federal Court finding that an employee was not a genuine casual employee and was entitled to paid […]

May 262020

Treasury temporary amendment of continuous disclosure provisions

Following proposals from ACID and others, the Commonwealth Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced temporary amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations for ASX listed companies […]

Apr 92020

What do I need to know about the JobKeeper package?

The JobKeeper scheme has now been made law with passage of legislation providing for the program and amending the Fair Work […]

Apr 92020

Updated federal and state government support summary

The state and federal governments continue to provide additional assistance for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have updated […]

Apr 62020

Latest on the Federal Government Support Policies

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Dec 62019

Regulatory Update – November 2019

Sundaraj & Ker provides a regulatory update for its clients that are public companies and large proprietary companies. Please see […]

Nov 152019

Personal property securities: extensions of time for registration

When registering a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register, it is important to have regard to the time […]

Nov 152019

Proposed new guidance from ASIC on whistleblower policies

Introduction Amendments to the whistleblower protection regime under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) recently took effect on 1 July 2019. […]

Apr 22019

Proposal to significantly revise ASX Listing Rules

The Australian Securities Exchange recently released a public consultation paper setting our a significant number of proposed amendments to the […]

Oct 252019

Crowd-sourced funding regime extended to proprietary companies

The crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime has recently been amended to expand its application to proprietary companies. The CSF regime was […]

Sep 112019

ASIC to focus on the promotion of IPOs during H1 FY19

ASIC recently released its regular half-yearly update on the regulation of corporate finance: Report 589. The regulator has identified the promotion […]

Nov 62018

Update on the proposed Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) framework

Recently, we released an article introducing the Federal Government’s proposal of a new corporate collective investment vehicle (CCIV) scheme which aims to […]

Sep 42018

Australia’s new Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) framework

For years, wholesale fund managers have spent time explaining the trust and managed investment scheme (MIS) structures to foreign investors […]

Jun 12017

ASIC’s focus areas for FY17 Financial Reports

On 31 May, ASIC released guidance to regarding the quality of financial report information that would be expected of companies […]