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Regime to commence from 1 January 2021 In brief On 24 September 2020, the Treasurer announced that the Australian Government would introduce new legislation to give effect to: two new insolvency regimes for companies with liabilities of less than A$1m: a “debtor in possession” restructuring plan process (RP Process); anda simplified liquidation process (Simplified Liquidation); measures to increase the availability of insolvency practitioners to deal with the expected increased number of small businesses seeking to…

This panel discussion explored how COVID has delivered 5 years of disruption to the retail sector in just 3 months with the move from bricks and mortar to on-line shopping, and how the Australian, Asian and US retail sectors have fared as a result. Some of the key insights were: While globally there has been a shift in what people are spending their money on, the beneficiaries of those shifts have differed regionally. US customers…