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Chinese investment - A new, bolder approach

China’s private investment firms are emerging as a global investment force, but how does their investment approach compare to their state-owned cousins?

Stephanie Daveson, Lizzie Knight   |   Read More

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Is Australia’s foreign investment policy shifting and will state-owned enterprises need approval for every investment they make?

Foreign SOEs may soon need approval to make any investment in Australia - no matter how small.

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Australia will ramp up anti-bribery and corruption enforcement after OECD criticism

The Australian Government is ramping up efforts to identify and prosecute incidents of bribery and corruption. Companies must be aware of the upcoming changes and be ready for them.

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Hydro Tasmania: The benevolent monopolist?

Tasmania has opened up its electricity market to new retailers, but will anyone come to the party?

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Transfer pricing and Part IVA: Taxpayers are winning the battles but losing the war

The Commissioner of Taxation has successfully lobbied for reforms to the transfer pricing regime and Part IVA. Can taxpayers fight back?

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Energy White Paper 2012: Managing peak electricity demand - Who should pay to keep you cool this summer?

Proposed reforms to manage peak demand for electricity will be as unpopular as they are necessary.

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Of mountains and mole hills: Is an agricultural land register worth the cost?

A register of foreign-owned agricultural land is unwarranted and will do nothing to diminish community concerns.

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Climate Change Authority proposes a more stable future for RET scheme

Policy stability is crucial to renewable energy investors. The CCA understands this but can it deliver with an election looming next year?

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Energy White Paper 2012: The challenge of transforming to a clean energy future

Are the White Paper’s bold predictions for a clean energy future viable, particularly given the reliance on carbon capture and storage?

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Joint ventures are a smart way for local governments to beat funding constraints

Queensland local governments have an ace up their sleeve when it comes to raising funds for critical infrastructure.

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New principles for privacy - Compliance is key to new privacy laws

Proposed changes to Australian privacy laws will have significant impacts on business, some of which they may not be expecting.

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Is Victoria’s landholder duty a new tax on development in that state?

Victoria’s new landholder duty regime will squeeze property developers’ profits and may deter new investment in the state.

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Energy White Paper 2012: Will Australia’s high cost disease prove terminal?

When it comes to energy it's too easy to assume Australia is sitting pretty.

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China's aging population

China's one child policy is showing its long term impact with an aging population. But other factors can off set some of this impact.

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Linking the Australian and EU carbon markets - An overview of how, when and what this means for business

A one-way link between Australia’s CPM and the EU's emissions trading scheme has now been legislated. Is this good news for business?

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