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Government moves to restrict inappropriate Foreign Interference in Australian Universities

Government moves to restrict inappropriate Foreign Interference in Australian Universities

The Government continues to hold deep concerns about foreign interference in Australia. Recent issues about influence on academic research are being addressed with new guidelines for the...

18 November 2019

Breathing room for now … but the devil’s in the derivatives

Changes to the first reporting day for portfolio holdings disclosure has given many superannuation trustees some respite, but uncertainty about required disclosures remains.

18 November 2019

No leniency from the Fair Work Ombudsman on employment underpayments

Employment underpayments and compliance ‘scandals’ are emerging on a regular basis. Businesses across Australia, both big and small, are self-reporting or being called out for failing to make...

15 November 2019

Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

12 November 2019

Picking the lock(-up) – the contest for Pacific Energy

Early on in deals involving North American clients, we often encourage the moderation of expectations around the benefits of deal protection in Australia. And so it proved in...

11 November 2019

CASR amendments to require registration of drones

Amendments to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth) (CASR) came into effect today (4 November 2019). The amendments aim to address the increase in safety incidents involving...

08 November 2019

CSIRO successfully defends claims brought by former employee

KWM acted for CSIRO in successfully defending a $1.3 million general protections claim brought by a former employee in the Federal Court. The allegations concerned her employment at...

07 November 2019

Queensland Resources Rehabilitation Reforms: Are you ready?

Significant change to rehabilitation requirements for the resources sector is upon us with the commencement of the new Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (“PRCP”) framework on 1 November...

06 November 2019

CDR privacy safeguards: OAIC guidance released

With the start of Open Banking, the first part of the Consumer Data Right (“CDR”), fast approaching from February 2020, it is time for businesses who will participate...

05 November 2019

'Neglect' in the Interim: Aged Care Royal Commission releases preliminary conclusions

The Aged Care Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Aged Care Royal Commission) has released its Interim Report, Neglect.

01 November 2019

The EPBC Act Musical – Review Intermission

July 2019 marks 20 years since the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) was passed by the Australian Government and hit the stage.

31 October 2019
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