Parliament Passes Controversial Changes to Australia's Continuous Disclosure Laws

The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 has passed both houses of Parliament and is expected to receive Royal Assent sometime in August. It represents a significant shift in what consequences apply to companies and their directors and officers for a breach of the continuous disclosure laws. The continuous disclosure obligations remain […]

New Laws to (Again) Permit Electronic Execution by Companies and Virtual Company Meetings

On 10 August 2021, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill 2021 (Bill) was finally passed by both houses. Schedule 1 of the Bill reinstates certain temporary measures that modified the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) to permit, among other things, the electronic execution of documents by companies and the holding […]

Consultation Paper on the Design and Structure of Long Term Energy Service Agreements Awarded Under the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap

On 9 August 2021, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment released a consultation paper outlining the proposed design concepts and structural elements of long term energy service agreements (LTSEA). The Department is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the key terms and conditions, and the design structure in general, of the proposed […]