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Big Build43298/07/2020 12:00:00 p.m.Big Build is our quarterly publication tracking legislative and regulatory reform and other developments affecting the construction and infrastructure sector. 10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.Click here to read the latest issue of Big Build planned changes to remedy some of the defects in the retentions scheme budget initiatives relevant to the construction sector 2346htmlFalseaspx
Briefly46856/07/2020 12:00:00 p.m.Briefly is an occasional publication tracking political and regulatory developments.10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.Click here to read the latest issue of Briefly Briefly is an occasional publication tracking political and regulatory developments In this issue we look at 1721htmlFalseaspx
Farm Debt Mediation regime in force49731/07/2020 12:00:00 p.m.​The Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019 is now fully in force, requiring secured creditors to offer mediation before enforcing debts in relation to “farm property” or against farmers and other eligible primary production business. 10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019 is now fully in force, requiring secured creditors to offer mediation before enforcing debts in relation to “farm property” or against farmers and 456htmlFalseaspx
New financial advice regime from 15 March next year497028/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.The revamped financial advice regime will kick off on 15 March 2021, nine months later than originally planned, and will include new disclosure regulations released on Friday.10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The revamped financial advice regime will kick off on 15 March 2021, nine months later than originally planned, and will include new disclosure regulations released on Friday 1488htmlFalseaspx
Aspects of COVID-19 financial services response worth keeping496825/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.The COVID-19 relief allowing affidavits, statutory declarations and oaths to be witnessed electronically should be made permanent as they provide an important flexibility which is worth keeping. 10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The COVID-19 relief allowing affidavits, statutory declarations and oaths to be witnessed electronically should be made permanent as they provide an important flexibility which is 1011htmlFalseaspx
RBNZ thematic review of Appointed Actuaries496418/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.​The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is recommending a number of areas for improvement to make the Appointed Actuary role more effective, arising out of its just completed thematic review of Appointed Actuaries under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act.10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is recommending a number of areas for improvement to make the Appointed Actuary role more effective, arising out of its just completed 547htmlFalseaspx
Climate risk disclosure – coming your way soon?496017/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.​Climate Change Minister James Shaw has recently signalled that the proposal to implement – on a ‘comply or explain’ basis – the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures may be extended to large and/or high emissions privately owned companies and public entities.10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.Climate Change Minister James Shaw has recently signalled that the proposal to implement – on a ‘comply or explain’ basis – the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate Related 788htmlFalseaspx
FMA consults on financial advice full licence conditions496217/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.FMA releases consultation document on standard conditions for full licensing for financial advice10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The long awaited document proposes three different classes of financial advice provider licences and proposes eight standard conditions The Financial Market Authority's (FMA) long 1320htmlFalseaspx
Supreme Court on test for penalty clauses495714/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.​The Supreme Court has confirmed that the test to determine if a contractual provision is an unenforceable penalty is whether the consequences are “exorbitant" or “out of all proportion to the legitimate interests of the innocent party".10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The Supreme Court has confirmed that the test to determine if a contractual provision is an unenforceable penalty is whether the consequences are “exorbitant" or “out of all 1250htmlFalseaspx
Australian ‘unclaimed super’ money gap to be plugged49559/06/2020 12:00:00 p.m.The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020/21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill, introduced to Parliament on 4 June 2020, includes amendments which would enable the direct transfer of New Zealanders’ unclaimed Australian superannuation money from the Australian Tax Office to a KiwiSaver scheme. 10/07/2020 6:00:16 p.m.The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020/21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill, introduced to Parliament on 4 June 2020, includes amendments which would enable the 877htmlFalseaspx