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COVID-19 and continuous disclosure law reform

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COVID-19 and continuous disclosure law reform

This article was written by Will Heath.As we noted earlier, in late May, the Federal Treasurer made a welcome and significant change to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws using...

07 July 2020

Internal investigations of highly sensitive issues: CBA and the High Court follow different paths

This article was written by Tim Bednall.In June 2020, two investigations of highly sensitive matters at the highest levels of the relevant organisation came to public notice. This...

07 July 2020

Storm Financial: the Full Federal Court revs up the “Stepping Stones” debate

This article was written by Tim Bednall.The Full Federal Court has delivered a 2:1 split decision denying an appeal by Mr and Mrs Cassimatis, executive directors and owners...

07 July 2020

AGMs during COVID-19: certainty at last?

This article was written by Joseph Muraca, Will Heath and Lauren Taylor.As COVID-19 struck and government responses to it were implemented, arrangements for concerts, sporting events, social functions...

07 July 2020

The sins of the child: the liability of parent companies for actions of foreign subsidiaries

This article was written by Miriam Kleiner.Imagine this – you are the director of an Australian holding company.  The holding company has many subsidiaries, some of which are...

07 July 2020

Cyber attacks: is it legal to pay a ransom in Australia?

This article was written by Patrick Gunning.For about the last 5 years, most Australian companies have identified a cyber attack as one of the company’s top 5 risks.Ransomware,...

07 July 2020

Trends in ASX 200 AGMs in early 2020

This article was written by Joseph Muraca, Will Heath and Lauren Taylor.The AGM season for the first 5 months of calendar year 2020 has just ended, with 30...

07 July 2020

NEXT: Rising heat in the Boardroom: Directors’ duties in the face of climate risks

Australian companies are under increasing pressure to recognise, manage and disclose climate risks as major natural disasters are seeing public and shareholder expectations grow fast.

24 June 2020

NEXT: Industrial Manslaughter

Alignment on penalties hides major differences between laws states and territories are passing. Industrial manslaughter offences are outcome-based offences, triggered by an event – a workplace death.

24 June 2020

NEXT: Prohibition on work health and safety insurance

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) introduced into the NSW parliament last year makes it an offence for a person to enter into, provide,...

24 June 2020

NEXT: Coronavirus, cancellations and contracts

Closing for public benefit may not get businesses out of contractual obligations. Negotiating to keep them alive may be to our long-term benefit.

24 June 2020

NEXT: The Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 – what should you be telling the Board?

As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, the Victorian Government has delayed the implementation of The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (the new Act). The EPA reform unit...

24 June 2020

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