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Allens Report: A greater yield: Attracting investment into Australian agribusiness

Australia is currently discussing what reforms are required to attract investment into the agribusiness sector. However, one voice has been largely missing from this discussion: offshore and domestic financial investors. To help rectify this, Allens ...

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Insolvency Law Reform Bill – harmonisation not radical reform

In brief: The Federal Government has released its package of reforms to Australia's personal and corporate insolvency laws. Included is a draft Bill that proposes to streamline the regulatory framework applying to insolvency practitioners with th ...

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Allens Focus: The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

In brief: After almost 10 years of negotiations between the nations, on 17 November 2014, Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). Once implemented, the ChAFTA i ...

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ANZ, Bowing To Pressure, Offers Relief To Drought-Hit Farmers

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on Thursday announced measures to ease financial burden on drought-hit farmers in Queensland and New South Wales states, bowing to government pressure to stop farm foreclosures. Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby ...

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Jobs Go As Major Solar Company Collapses But Continues To Trade

A 25-year-old solar energy company has collapsed into voluntary administration, letting go a number of staff, but administrators say proposals on the table to recapitalise the business could offer the company a lifeline. CBD Energy is the latest in a lon ...

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When can a liquidator get his or her costs and expenses?

By Maria Ratner, Clayton Utz. Provided a liquidator is acting properly in conducting proceedings or realising assets, he or she is entitled to be paid fees in priority to a secured creditor. The High Court has recently reaffirmed the principl ...

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Why Global Investors Prefer Australian Real Estate

by DLA Piper - Les Koltai, Partner Over the last 24 months, key global real estate markets have emerged from a period of severe global economic turmoil into a period of accelerated growth, fuelled by an unprecedented shift to globalisation of rea ...

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Mirabela Nickel Restructuring - An Australian First

by DLA Piper - Amelia Kelly, Partner and James Hewer, Associate The recent restructuring of Mirabela Nickel Limited is the first time under Australian law that voluntary administrators have completed a debt for equity restructuring of a listed co ...

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Report Calls for Australia Banks to Set Aside More Capital

Australia’s major banks should set aside more capital to ensure they can survive a repeat of the global financial crisis, a government-backed review recommended on Sunday, the International New York Times reported. Bank executives have been bracing f ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 12/07/2014 - 21:36 - 0 comments

Pie Face Plunges Into Administration

Australian food franchise Pie Face has collapsed into voluntary administration. In a statement released to SmartCompany, the Pie Face Group confirmed Jirsch Sutherland has been appointed as administrators. However, Pie Face said it is “business as usual” ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 11/23/2014 - 22:59 - 0 comments

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