Australia

Australia, which is officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia is comprised of the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and smaller surrounding islands. It’s the sixth-largest country in the world by area.

The area is comprised of six colonies and several smaller territories. The six states are: New Wales, Tasmania, Western Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Western Australia. The country has the 13th largest economy in the world, and is ranked 2nd in the Human Development Index. Australia is a member of NATO, G20, ANZUS, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD), the WTO, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Australia maintains a liberal-democratic political system functioning as a parliamentary under the monarch. Queen Elizabeth II serves as the Queen of Australia, and is represented in the country by a Governor-general. The government is split into the three branches (Judicial, executive, legislative), working alongside the House of Representatives and the Senate.

With a population of 25 million, the country is highly urbanized. Immigration is extremely high with nearly 26% of the total population in the country, coming from foreign countries. Foreign relations in the country are strongly driven under ANZUS pact with the US, and through ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forum, in an effort to build relations with Asia and the Pacific. The country is a party to the Five Powers Defence Arrangements (Singapore, UK, New Zealand, and Malaysia); the country also has free trade relations with the US and agreements are being negotiated with China.

Australia is a wealthy country generating income from telecommunications, mining-exports, manufacturing, and banking. The  Australian Securities Exchange is the ninth largest exchange market in the world. In 2017, the Index of Economic Freedom ranked the country as the 12th largest economy in the world, and sixth highest per-capita GDP.

The National Law Review covers new, stories, and US-Australian relations online. Visitors can read about banking developments, data and security protection cases, the use of digital currency (ICO and cryptocurrencies), and other topics are covered about the country online. Visitors can also read about foreign relations, trading agreements, treaties, and other stories in the international realm, as they relate to Australia.

Custom text Title Organization
May
22
2024
New Guidance Released for Australian Listed Companies on Continuous Disclosure Obligations During a Cyber Incident K&L Gates
May
16
2024
CISA Issues Advisory on Black Basta Ransomware Robinson & Cole LLP
May
15
2024
Australia | Migration Strategy Update Berry Appleman & Leiden
May
14
2024
Right to Disconnect: A Needed Solution or A Potential Disruption to Businesses and Employees? Australia May Provide Some Guidance K&L Gates
May
14
2024
Australian Federal Budget 2024-2025 - Key Tax Measures and Instant Insights K&L Gates
May
10
2024
The BR International Trade Report: May 2024 Blank Rome LLP
May
9
2024
3 Takeaways from Recent U.S. Regulatory Actions Implementing AUKUS Blank Rome LLP
May
7
2024
Wow AUKUS is for Real! Exports to Australia and UK Just Got Way Easier ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
7
2024
State Department Aims to Streamline Export Controls for Future Collaboration Among the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia K&L Gates
May
7
2024
Significant Rise in Global Climate Litigation Mintz
May
2
2024
Australia | New Permanent Resident Visa Ballot Date Berry Appleman & Leiden
Apr
29
2024
Build-To-Rent - Australian Income Tax Concessions: Foundations Laid, but Potential Cracks and Missing Features May yet Plague a Promising Development K&L Gates
Apr
24
2024
April 2024 ESG Policy Update-Australia K&L Gates
Apr
18
2024
Joint Guidance Published by Five Eyes on Deploying AI Systems Securely Robinson & Cole LLP
Apr
18
2024
Mitigating “Greenwashing” Litigation Risk in the U.S. and Beyond Beveridge & Diamond PC
Apr
17
2024
Global Survey of ESG Regulations for Asset Managers K&L Gates
Apr
16
2024
Doing Business in Australia: A Guidebook for Investing in Australia K&L Gates
Apr
16
2024
ESG-Australia: Consultation Material for the 5th Edition of the Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations Released K&L Gates
Apr
15
2024
Australia | Immigration Policy Updates Berry Appleman & Leiden
Apr
15
2024
General Insurance Policies: Tools of Financial Security or Instruments of Coercion and Control? K&L Gates
Apr
12
2024
Government Announces Australia to Have a Mandatory and Suspensory Merger Control Regime K&L Gates
Apr
12
2024
Australia: Federal Court Rules on Greenwashing Civil Penalty Action K&L Gates
Apr
10
2024
Afghanistan Cricket: An ICC Conundrum Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Apr
4
2024
Australia: Inquiry into the Wholesale Investor and Wholesale Client Tests K&L Gates
Apr
3
2024
Australia | Migration Strategy Reforms Begin to Take Effect Berry Appleman & Leiden
Apr
2
2024
Australia: BNPL Regulation Takes Another Step Forward K&L Gates
Mar
28
2024
Update to The Naming Convention for Exchange Traded Products K&L Gates
Mar
28
2024
Not that FAR Away K&L Gates
Mar
28
2024
March 2024 ESG Policy Update—Australia K&L Gates
Mar
26
2024
Australia: Labelling Responsible Investment Products K&L Gates
Mar
21
2024
Australia: ASIC Issues New Legislative Instrument for Exchange Traded Funds K&L Gates
Mar
14
2024
Full Court Parks Trial Judge’s Decision in Carpark Patent Fight K&L Gates
Mar
14
2024
Equitable Subrogation and "Controllers" for The Purposes of The Corporations Act 2001 - Can a Lawyer Be a "Controller"? K&L Gates
Mar
12
2024
Cost of Living, Sustainability and the Digital Economy: ACCC Releases its 2024-25 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities K&L Gates
Mar
4
2024
Are You Eligible to Hold A .AU Domain Name? K&L Gates
 

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