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Insights from the 2019 Global AgInvesting Conference in NYC

Amit Jois reflects on the key takeaways from the 2019 Global AgInvesting conference in NYC

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FIRB releases new guidance notes for foreign purchasers

On 25 September, Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board issued 2 guidance notes, designed to clarify Australia’s foreign investment policy in 2 key areas - acquisition of agricultural land and...

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Review of the regulatory and tax landscape for foreign investors in December 2017

Updated article: originally published as 'review of the regulatory and tax landscape for foreign investors.'

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Water compliance and enforcement – a new Natural Resources Access Regulator in NSW

With the introduction of the new Regulator, we can expect an increased focus on compliance with water laws in NSW.

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ACCC priorities for 2017 – will you be a target this year?

On 24 February 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced its Enforcement and Compliance Policy for 2017.

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Register of foreign ownership of agricultural land

Foreign investors holding existing interests in agricultural land as at 1 July 2015 must register those interests by 31 December 2015.

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Australian rural land – changes to foreign investment thresholds

As predicted, the Federal Government has acted on an election promise to lower the screening thresholds for foreign buyers of Australian Rural Land effective from 1 March 2015. Read on to find out...

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Queensland Resources Projects: Strategic Cropping Land

The Queensland State Government has announced additional details of its proposals for restriction of resource developments on Strategic Cropping Land...

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WA pastoral leases to expire mid-2015: implications for resource companies

All pastoral leases in Western Australia granted under the Land Act 1933 (WA) (now repealed) are set to expire on 30 June 2015. Although the...

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Recovery of cost of proceedings denied as a result of belated s477(2B) applications

In circumstances where the number of retrospective applications made by liquidators under section 477(2B) of the Corporations Act for Court approval to enter into agreements of more than 3 months...

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