Competition law – 10 key changes in effect now

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It’s been a long time coming. Significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws recommended by the Harper Review back in 2015 came into effect on Monday, 6 November 2017. This article highlights 10 key changes to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). We’ve also produced a Quick Guide to …

Financial Services and Credit Quarterly Update July 2017

Our latest Financial Services and Credit Quarterly Update for the second quarter of 2017 can be downloaded here. In the last three months there have been a number of important announcements in the Federal Budget affecting the financial services sector. These include: the new big bank levy, which is also …

Banks in the firing line: Government adopts Coleman Report recommendations

The 2017 Budget has a whole bunch of measures to regulate and tax the banking and financial sector. Altogether they are (in the words of the Treasurer) nothing less than “an overhaul of financial system.” A summary of the banking and financial services reforms announced in the Budget can be …