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The High Court confirms high bar for materiality

The High Court confirms high bar for materiality

In MZAPC v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the High Court dismissed an appeal from the Federal Court of Australia concerning the “materiality” threshold for jurisdictional...

21 May 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Developing Australia’s Space Industry: How can the Government help you?

The Australian space industry is expanding rapidly. From hosting a new NASA deep space communication complex near Canberra, to taking delivery of 4.6 billion-year-old asteroid specimens from...

07 December 2020

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

ACCC inquiry into perishable agricultural products

ACCC commences new inquiry into perishable agricultural products and the dairy code.

04 September 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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Update Key Takeaways For Government Decision Makers Following The Decision In Brett Cattle

Further to our alert published on 5 June 2020, the Attorney-General issued a statement on 22 July 2020 confirming that the Commonwealth will not be appealing the decision of Rares J of...

24 July 2020
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Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework coming in 2021: National security trumping national interest?

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

Avoid delegated legislation for bullish policy decisions – key takeaways for government decision makers following the decision in Brett Cattle

The decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture [2020] FCA 732 (Brett Cattle) was handed down by the Federal Court on 2 June 2020...

05 June 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

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

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

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