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Freeing up lending - overhaul of responsible lending obligations

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Freeing up lending - overhaul of responsible lending obligations

On Friday 25 September 2020 the Treasurer Mr Josh Frydenberg announced significant reforms to the responsible lending obligations in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.

25 September 2020

Extension of Commercial Tenancies Declaration

On 10 September 2020 the ACT Government announced the extension of the Leases (Commercial and Retail) COVID-19 Declaration 2020 to assist commercial tenants affected by the pandemic and...

15 September 2020

Financiers and principals beware: new protections for contractors in Queensland

The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation imposing additional statutory obligations to ensure security of payment to contractors, following receipt of a favourable adjudication determination.

07 September 2020

Supreme Court hands down decision in Westgem Investments Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

This article was written by James Wang, Emma Kay and Stephanie Puris.The Supreme Court of Western Australia has handed down its decision in the litigation concerning the financing...

31 August 2020

Full Federal Court clarifies limits on the ability of an exclusive licensee to sue for infringement of a patent

This article was written by Sarah-Jane Frydman, Luke Hawthorne and Kim O'Connell.In what may be the final chapter of the long-running dispute concerning Lundbeck’s patent for its blockbuster antidepressant Lexapro®,...

07 August 2020

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

06 August 2020
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Online Register Of Modern Slavery Statements Launched

Businesses required to report under the Modern Slavery Act, or entities that wish to voluntarily report can now submit their modern slavery statements to the Online Register for...

03 August 2020

Digital Prejudice: is it ‘Unfair’ for Witnesses to Give Evidence by Video Link?

This article was written by Edwina Kwan (关凯丽) and Jay Tseng (曾誌輝).In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Supreme Court (Court) vacated the hearing dates for...

30 June 2020

Full Federal Court provides clarity on responsible lending obligations

This article was written by Moira Saville, Liam Burgess and Hannah Phua. In a 2:1 decision handed down on Friday, 26 June 2020, the Full Federal Court in Australian...

29 June 2020

Singapore Expands Arbitration Options to Include Law of the Sea Disputes

This article was written by Patric McGonigal and Ramon Garcia-Gallardo.At a virtual ceremony on 11 June 2020, Singapore's Minister for Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam SC and...

22 June 2020

Game On for Aristocrat

The Australian Treasurer has announced major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment regime. On the one hand there is some welcome relief and greater regulatory clarity for investment...

09 June 2020

First Chinese Court Judgment Enforced in NSW (Bao v Qu; Tian (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 588)

This article was written by Daisy Mallett, Amber Hu and Benedict Porter.The NSW Supreme Court has just enforced the first Chinese court judgment in New South Wales (Bao v...

28 May 2020

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