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How the 2014/2015 Budget Measures up for Employers

The 2014/2015 Federal Budget (Budget) has introduced a number of important reductions, incentives and clarifications impacting employer initiatives, employee remuneration and benefits and the legal framework in which...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 22 • December 12, 2013 (Global)

OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar. The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more

Australian Government's Plans for Unenacted Tax

At the time the Coalition Government (Government) was elected in September 2013, there were 96 tax and superannuation proposals announced by the previous government that had not been enacted. On 6 November 2013, the...more

New Brunswick Proposes Public Sector Changes

On November 19, 2013, the Province of New Brunswick introduced for First Reading, An Act Respecting Pensions under the Public Service Superannuation Act (the Act). Under the Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA)...more

APRA Releases Prudential Practice Guide On Managing Data Risk

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, "Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 - Managing Data Risk" ("Data Guide"). The Data Guide aims to assist...more

Australian Financial Services Reforms – New Issues for Superannuation and Hedge Funds

Superannuation fund trustees will be seeking increased input and cooperation from their investment managers in order to comply with new regulatory requirements while hedge funds will need to consider their status under the...more

Financial Services Under a New Liberal Government

What can the Financial Services Sector Expect from the New Federal Government? "Son of Wallis" Inquiry - The incoming Coalition government has committed to conducting a comprehensive "root and branch" inquiry...more

Advice in a Post FOFA World – Strategic Ripples

There is no doubt that the Future of Financial Advice reforms (FOFA) will significantly transform the advice landscape, and there is debate around which sectors of the advice industry will be the winners, and how long the...more

Curating an Investment Menu – Investment Governance Challenges for Super Trustees

Investment governance expectations on superannuation trustees have risen markedly since the introduction of the StongerSuper reforms....more

Refusing Employee Requests to Work Part-time: Potential Risks for Employers

On 31 May 2013, in its decision in Rind v Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, the Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) found that an employer constructively dismissed an employee by unreasonably refusing her...more

Workplace Changes Applicable From 1 July 2013

There are a number of workplace changes which come into effect on Monday 1 July 2013. Businesses should be aware of these changes and review current practices, policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant....more

Superannuation Funds - Enhanced Investment Management Governance

The Australian Government has been rolling out a series of significant regulatory reforms of the superannuation industry, many of which will commence in 2013. These reforms are fundamentally designed to enhance the prudential...more

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