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Aus Govt announces Critical Infrastructure Centre

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Australian Government announces Critical Infrastructure Centre and register of critical infrastructure assets

The Critical Infrastructure Centre will undertake assessments of sensitive federal-owned, state-owned and privately-owned assets, initially in the power, ports and water sectors.

23 January 2017

Personal Information – it’s all “about” the individual under Australian privacy law

According to the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, if information is not “about” the individual, it will not be personal information, and the Privacy Act...

23 January 2017

Australia’s New Energy Future

Key government initiatives which will be fundamental to the design and framework of Australia’s New Energy Future.

19 January 2017

Government response to the Independent Inquiry into EPA Victoria

The Inquiry recommended significant reforms in respect of the functions, powers and funding for EPA, including a comprehensive overhaul of existing environment protection legislation.

19 January 2017

GST obligations for offshore suppliers - concept of an "Australian consumer" explained

The ATO has released GSTR 2016/D1 to assist foreign suppliers of digital and other intangible products to determine when they will be liable to Australian GST on supplies...

16 January 2017

The end of the “charge”? NSW Law Reform Commission Report on third party access to insurance proceeds in litigation

The Report considers section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW), which permits a plaintiff to recover damages or compensation directly from a defendant’s insurance...

12 January 2017