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New Cladding Prohibitions in Victoria

Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce to shovel away COVID-19 gloom

As part of its plan to stimulate the Victorian economy through the building and development industry following the devastating effect of COVID-19 on the Victorian economy, the Victorian...

20 May 2020

COVID 19 – Procurement Policy Note: Coming together (while staying apart)

This article was written by Rachael Lewis and Lachlan Forrester.The National Cabinet has been consistent in its message that every Australian has a role to play in grappling...

19 May 2020

Returning to the Workplace: Becoming a COVID-Safe Workplace

The Federal Government is introducing urgent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), to deliver JobKeeper benefits by way of wage subsidies and increased employment flexibility, in...

19 May 2020

A new government procurement framework for WA

The Western Australian Government has introduced the Procurement Bill 2020 (WA) (Bill), proposing a more streamlined and flexible whole-of-government framework for government procurement in Western Australia.

19 May 2020

Brave New World: Australia and Singapore press forward with landmark Digital Economy Agreement

On 23 March 2020, it was announced that Australia and Singapore have finalised negotiation of the Digital Economy Agreement (“DEA”) between the nations. This brings to a...

19 May 2020

5G inquiry report released (no, it’s not about 5G’s responsibility for COVID!...)

This article was written by Georgia MacKenzie and Kate Creighton-Selvay. As COVID-19 continues to heighten focus on 5G – and the opportunities and challenges it represents – the Government this week released...

18 May 2020

Providing client services during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure on the not-for-profit sector. Organisations must balance the requirements of social distancing rules, necessary to curb the virus’ spread, with the...

18 May 2020

One step closer: draft designation instrument released for Consumer Data Right in energy

The Consumer Data Right’s (CDR) implementation in the energy sector is one step closer to becoming a reality. In this alert, we describe the transformations the energy...

15 May 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up: W/E 15 May 2020

To help you stay on top of all the COVID-19 content this week we have compiled our insights into one easy-to-access location, updated on a weekly basis.

15 May 2020

The EPBC Act Musical – A Tale in Two Parts

As discussed in our previous updates in July, October and November 2020, the one-in-ten-year review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) is...

14 May 2020

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement set to commence on 5 July 2020

This article was written by Michael Lawson and Emily Travers-Jones.On 7 May 2020, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham announced that the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will enter into...

12 May 2020

National Code of Conduct for commercial leases The ACT scheme arrives

The National Cabinet announced on 7 April the Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) for leases to COVID-19 impacted small and medium sized commercial tenants.

12 May 2020
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