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
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
Mar
2
2024
Global Regulatory Update for March 2024 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Feb
26
2024
Australian Business Registry Services Engages with Directors to Apply for Identification Numbers K&L Gates
Feb
26
2024
February 2024 ESG Policy Update - Australia K&L Gates
Feb
22
2024
Independent Review of Franchising Code – Final Report Released K&L Gates
Feb
22
2024
New South Wales Anti-Slavery Commissioner Publishes Guidance on Managing Modern Slavery Risks K&L Gates
Feb
21
2024
Workplace Reform Rolls On… Again: The Third Tranche of Reform - the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023 K&L Gates
Feb
20
2024
Not Done Yet: Australia’s Odyssey Into Regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) K&L Gates
Feb
19
2024
Regulation: Australian Banks Expect to Reduce Exposure to Industries Affected by Climate-Risk Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Feb
19
2024
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Levies Another Greenwashing Fine Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Feb
19
2024
Regulation: Australian Treasury Launches Consultation on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Feb
19
2024
Regulation: First Greenwashing Fine Issued in Australia Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Feb
19
2024
Litigation and Enforcement: Asset Manager Self-Reporting of Greenwashing Regulatory Breach Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Feb
19
2024
Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: What are They and What do They Mean? K&L Gates
Feb
16
2024
Australia: Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Reporting Due for Financial Services Licensees K&L Gates
Feb
12
2024
Institutional Abuse Claims in Victoria - Legal Identity of Defendants (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2018 Applies to Secondary Victims K&L Gates
Feb
7
2024
Australia: How Financial Services Entities Can Better Respond to the Needs of First Nations Consumers K&L Gates
Feb
6
2024
Australia: Climate-Related Financial Disclosure: Exposure Draft Legislation K&L Gates
Feb
2
2024
OFAC Issues Russian Oil Price Cap Alert on Evasion Techniques Nelson Mullins
Jan
30
2024
Australia | New Permanent Resident Visa Introduced Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
17
2024
PayPal Inc. [2023] APO 54: PayPal Machine Stalls in The Face of Intangible Resistance K&L Gates
Jan
16
2024
Australian Unfair Contract Terms Laws and International Business: High Court Finds Global Contract Subject to Australian Laws and Class Action Waiver Clause to be Unfair K&L Gates
Jan
16
2024
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Jan
9
2024
Brazil | Visa Requirement Postponed Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jan
8
2024
Visiting Brazil? Visa Requirement for Business or to Work Remotely Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
3
2024
European Travel Authorization Coming in 2024 Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dec
21
2023
Australia and New Zealand Consult on the First Cell-Cultured Meat Application Keller and Heckman LLP
Dec
20
2023
December 2023 ESG Policy Update-Australia K&L Gates
Dec
18
2023
Victorian Vendors to Pick Up the Land Tax Bill: Adjustments of Land Tax Banned K&L Gates
Dec
15
2023
Australia | Migration Strategy Released Berry Appleman & Leiden
Dec
15
2023
Australia: Proposed Licensing Exemptions for Foreign Financial Services Providers (FFSPs) Before Parliament K&L Gates
Dec
13
2023
Supercapacitor Patent Row Between CAP-XX and Maxwell Technologies Goes to Court this Week Mintz
Dec
13
2023
Aussie Burger Wars Continue: KFC v HFC K&L Gates
Dec
12
2023
Carrot and Stick Export Controls: U.S. Export Controls Give Benefits to Allies Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Dec
7
2023
Five Eyes on Sanction Enforcement: Joint Guidance on Russia Sanctions Evasion From U.S. and Allies Identifies Detailed Expectations for Export Control Diligence in Sensitive Transactions Robinson & Cole LLP
Dec
6
2023
Brazil | eVisa Online Application Platform Launched Berry Appleman & Leiden
Dec
6
2023
Australia | Additional flexibility granted for partner and temporary graduate visas Berry Appleman & Leiden
Dec
4
2023
A Thorny Issue Resolved as “Flowers for All” Trademark Deemed Distinctive K&L Gates
 

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