Australia, Japan hydrogen cooperation agreement offers glimpse of industry potential

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Applicants succeed in vaginal mesh class action

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation that will create the new criminal offence of workplace manslaughter in Victoria.

02 December 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

Biosimilar Use In Australia: A Status Update

Despite Australia’s relatively pro-biosimilar regulatory framework, the uptake of biosimilars in Australia continues to lag behind that observed in Europe and the USA.

30 July 2019
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Deal Wrap: Brookfield acquisition of Healthscope

KWM advised Brookfield Business Partners on its proposal to acquire Healthscope. We discussed the innovative aspects of the deal with partners David Eliakim and Yuen-Yee Cho.

17 April 2019

Global moves to reduce the future cost of publicly funded medicines

In order to minimise pressure on health spending, regulators around the world are increasingly looking to promote the availability of ‘biosimilars’ - biological products that are highly similar...

05 October 2018
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All eyes on payroll tax as optometrists win appeal in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 524

On 21 September 2018, the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Commissioner of State Revenue (Commissioner) in Commissioner of State Revenue v The Optical Superstore Pty...

28 September 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

IP Australia releases proposed changes to Australia’s patent legislation

IP Australia has released an exposure draft for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill which proposes several key changes to Australia’s patent laws

31 July 2018
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Critical infrastructure: are you ready to report?

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

The final word and ‘smoking gun’ documents - ACCC v Pfizer

Federal Court of Australia dismisses ACCC appeal, finding Pfizer had not misused its substantial market power for an anti-competitive purpose, and had not engaged in exclusive dealing conduct....

05 June 2018

Biotech Insights: 2018 industry snapshot and key trends

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018
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