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New Digital Identity Bill – Digital Identity System expands to States and private sector

New Digital Identity Bill – Digital Identity System expands to States and private sector

The Commonwealth proposes to expand its digital identity system to allow greater participation by States, Territories and the private sector in order to give more government agencies and...

15 October 2021

Australian Government unveils its Ransomware Action Plan

New mandatory ransomware incident notification requirements for large Australian businesses, new and stronger criminal offences applicable to cybercriminals.

14 October 2021

Adopting an "if not, why not" approach to Government infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects procured by Federal and State governments are fuelling continued Australian growth and the pipeline of future projects continues to be strong.

12 July 2021

Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

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

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