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Agribusiness roundup - Sep 2011

Partner, Simon Venus looks at current issues affecting the Australian agribusiness sector.

Update on Senate inquiry into foreign investment in Australian farmland - May 2011

Partner, Simon Venus, looks at the Senate inquiry into the proposed amendments to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act which would, if passed, see significant changes to the notification and disclosure requirements for foreign acquisitions of Australian agricultural land.

Foreign investment in Australian farm land: domestic scrutiny is on the horizon - Dec 2010

Partner and head of Piper Alderman's Agribusiness Practice Group, Simon Venus, considers the flow of foreign capital into Australian farm land and agribusinesses and foreshadowed changes to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975.

Australian European Community Agreement on trade in wine - Nov 2010

Australian wine producers are set to benefit from improved access to Australia's largest wine export market, Europe, with the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010 having commenced full operation on 1 September 2010. Corporate Lawyer, Bianca Battistella examines the reforms.

Mining Kryptonite - the tax that is no longer super - Aug 2010

On 2 July 2010, the Australian Government announced that the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax will be replaced by a new resource rent tax arrangement - the Minerals Resource Rent Tax. Cutting through the media hype, Corporate Associate, Aaron Chan, and Lawyer, Paul Henry, discuss what this means and what can be expected to follow.

Employers must understand the new award system - Aug 2010

David Ey examines the new award system and how this affects agribusiness employers.

Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes - improving disclosure for retail investors - May 2010

ASIC is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes: improving disclosure for retail investors, issued on 8 April 2010. Corporate Associate, Aaron Chan examines the paper.

Arnold & Ors v Minister Administering the Water Management Act 2000 - still waters run deep - May 2010

Corporate Associate Will Fennell considers the High Court's recent decision regarding the application of section 100 of the Commonwealth Constitution to the reduction of NSW bore water licence rights pursuant to the National Water Initiative.

Agricultural and non-forestry MIS - TD 2010/7-9 - Apr 2010

GM Canola update - Mar 2010

Corporate Division lawyer and agribusiness group member, Bianca Battistella, reports on recent developments in the legislative regime surrounding genetically modified canola.

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