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Welcome to Corporate Matters, your online resource for all things Corporate & Commercial.

On this page you will find our latest thinking in the form of alerts, publications, articles, opinions and podcasts.  With our insights all in the one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for to support you in how you do business every day. 

31 May 2021 | NSW Government ends COVID-19 extension of construction working days

The Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020 (NSW) will end on Monday 7 June 2021.
31 May 2021 | Victorian budget 2021-22: Changes to stamp duty and land tax

The Government delivered its budget on 20 May, which included increases in the rates of stamp duty and land tax and also announced a new "windfall gains tax".
26 May 2021 | Is there a need for a Hydrogen Act in Queensland?

Are there benefits to a stand-alone Hydrogen Act in Queensland to facilitate an emerging hydrogen industry? James Minchinton discusses key considerations.
21 May 2021 | Brad Vinning's Executive Series: Growth through adversity, talking with Author of Blockchanging The World

Dr Jane Thomason shares some extraordinary experiences and insights on the acceleration of technology happening around the world, influenced by COVID-19.
28 April 2021 | Taking a pledge to ensure workplace respect and safety-#IStandForRespect

We stand in support of the Diversity Council Australia's latest campaign to make Australian workplaces respectful and safe.
21 April 2021 | NEC4's new Australian "Y" clauses: A collaborative way forward?

Recognising that traditional adversarial contracting is not working, the NEC4 and its new Australian optional "Y" clauses could change contracting in Australia for the better.
21 April 2021 | Brad Vinning's Executive Series: Growth through adversity, talking with CEO of The Wine Collective

Lloyd Heinrich shares how COVID-19 turned a challenging business into a thriving one and the importance of retaining human connections with remote working.
16 April 2021 | NSW Design and Building Practitioners Regulation finalised

The Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW) was made on 9 April, with a significant change to the transitional exemption provisions from the consultation draft.
09 April 2021 | Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal clarifies the use of the prevention principle

Read about the decision clarifying the use of the prevention principle and the implications of the finding including for those in the construction sector.
08 April 2021 | Lights, camera, action! Sparke Helmore's film finance practice

Sparke Helmore is one of the leading film finance law firms in Australia. Led by Bill Chapman, the team has expertise around funding options for film makers and their financiers.


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