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New Cladding Prohibitions in Victoria

New Cladding Prohibitions in Victoria

This article was written by Amy Munro, Eden Bird, Kyriakos Tsoukalas. Planning Minister signals prohibition on cladding productsOn 27 May 2020, the LIV reported that...

29 May 2020

Queensland implements its version of the national code for commercial leases

This article was written by Chris Pitson, David Bell, Mark Bayliss, Julian Bolger and Connor Fitzgibbon.Queensland has now joined the remainder of Australia’s Eastern Seaboard by giving effect...

29 May 2020

Detecting and preventing COVID-19 Money Laundering: the FATF’s emerging risks and how to respond

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has recently published a paper outlining the new money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks that have emerged as a result...

28 May 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

Human rights and climate change intersect in new Qld coal challenge

A first of its kind challenge has been made against the granting of a mining lease on the grounds that the development of the mine will infringe human...

26 May 2020

New COVID-19 continuous disclosure rules: Restoring balance

This article was written by Tim Bednall, Will Heath and Miriam Kleiner.Introduction Last night, the Federal Treasurer made a welcome and significant change to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws...

26 May 2020

2020 Chinese Government Work Report – key takeaways for foreign investors

On 22 May, the Chinese government unveiled its economic and social development blueprint for the year head – the 2020 Government Work Report (政府工作报告). This article provides...

25 May 2020

South Australia introduces Regulations giving effect to the National Code for commercial leases

South Australia has recently joined New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT in enacting Regulations to give effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME...

25 May 2020

Litigation funders: towards restoring regulatory balance

This article is written by regulatory and class action litigators Moira Saville, Alex Morris and Armen Varvachtian, and front-end regulatory specialists Mark McFarlane, Jim Boynton and Damien RichardIntroductionThe...

22 May 2020

Full Federal Court again finds computer implemented method lacks patentability

This article was written by Kim O’Connell, Sarah-Jane Frydman and Louisa Dimarco.The Full Federal Court has published a highly anticipated judgment that will impact the decision-making of technology companies and have...

22 May 2020

No work and no income means no entitlement to protection

In a highly anticipated decision, the Federal Court has confirmed that Qantas is not required to pay personal/carer’s leave or compassionate leave to employees during a period in...

21 May 2020

Permanent confusion about casuals

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision , viewed through the lens of...

21 May 2020
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