Month: June 2015


South Australia to abolish stamp duties (well at least some!)

In a welcome move for business, South Australia’s 2015-2016 State Budget promises to remove many of the stamp duties that currently apply in relation to a broad range of transactions. The changes will be spread out over three years, with some occurring immediately. As of 18 June 2015, the State Government will abolish: stamp duty… Read more


Is a back door listing an easier way to list on the ASX?

Many companies aspire to be listed on ASX.  An initial public offering (‘IPO’) and ASX listing retains a prestige and mystique in the business community that says “we’ve made it”! To do so, a company must (among other things) comply with the admission requirements of ASX (‘admission requirements’). However, as with many things prestigious, there’s… Read more


Adelaide entrepreneur wins priceless experience in quirky legal comp

Adelaide entrepreneur Ben Corbett has won himself a “money can’t buy” trip to Uganda plus up to $30,000 in free legal services thanks to a competition with a difference run by Kain C+C Lawyers. The competition, launched at a networking function for The Engine Room in December last year, required entrants to put together a… Read more


Can software used for medical purposes be regulated by the TGA?

Speaking at a recent Flinders University Medical Device Partnering Program (‘MDPP’) event, head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (‘TGA’) John Skerritt gave an insight into the TGA’s view of the rapidly developing area of ‘software as a medical device’. The TGA regulates therapeutic goods in Australia including prescription medicines, vaccines, sunscreens, vitamins and minerals, medical… Read more