Guru in the Spotlight: Nadia Wust

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Q: What area at KWM do you work in and what is your specialisation?

A: I work in the Knowledge Management team in Melbourne. My specialist areas are the Tax practice team and the Government sector.

Q: How long have you been with the firm?

A: I will reach my 17th anniversary in November this year!

Q: Why are you passionate about our Community Impact programme?

A: I think that it's important for a firm of our size to make positive contributions to the community and to take a position on social and justice issues. I'm very proud of the work that the firm does in this space

Q: What projects or programs have you been involved in recently?

A: I have participated in the School of Opportunity program by facilitating a workshop focusing on developing research skills. The workshop has since been repurposed for other community impact programs

Q: Why did you/do you get involved? What were/are your motivations?

A: The School of Opportunity gave me an opportunity to share skills and knowledge I have in a context outside of law and legal research

Q: What skills or experiences have you gained through this work?

A: Participation in the School of Opportunity has helped me further develop my presentation skills by giving me the chance to communicate with people outside of the legal profession

Q: What tips do you have for others thinking about getting involved in the Community Impact program?

A: The Community Impact program is incredibly rewarding, and I am so pleased I've had the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way. I would recommend anyone take part as we all have something, we can share


On 2 August 2022, the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response) Bill 2022 was passed (Aged Care Bill), introducing important regulatory changes to Australia’s aged care sector. The Bill makes numerous legislative amendments, including to the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Aged Care Act) and the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 (Cth) (Transitional Provisions Act), and responds to various recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission) Final Report (Report). The Report identified the provision of substandard aged care services and perceived systemic failures in the aged care sector.[1]

08 August 2022

The Federal Court has refused an application to stay proceedings to quantify compensation for patent infringement (quantum proceedings) pending the outcome of separate parallel proceedings challenging the validity of the infringed patent on new grounds. The case is significant as intellectual property cases are regularly bifurcated with liability determined separately damages or an account of profits. A patentee may also bring consecutive infringement cases and therefore have two separate cases considering invalidity issues for the same patent running in parallel.

03 August 2022

Since the introduction of a nationwide Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) system in 2019, licenses have linked directly to therapeutic products rather than manufacturers.

03 August 2022