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Extension of Commercial Tenancies Declaration

On 10 September 2020 the ACT Government announced the extension of the Leases (Commercial and Retail) COVID-19 Declaration 2020 to assist commercial tenants affected by the pandemic and...

15 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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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

Extension of deadlines to submit modern slavery statements – What you need to know

For businesses who are required to submit their first modern slavery statement in Australia this year, there has been an extension of time to submit these statements by...

01 May 2020

Modern slavery risks during COVID-19 – what you need to know

This article is written by Daisy Mallett and Daniel FieldingThe Australian Border Force has released guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their...

24 April 2020

Australian Investment Funds – Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 evolves it will have a significant impact on investment funds and their trustees and managers, both directly and indirectly through the broader market, people and economic...

01 April 2020

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

Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

On 4 December 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) released a draft law companion ruling, LCR 2019/D4 (“Draft Ruling”), which clarifies his view on the “influence” test under...

10 December 2019

Government moves to restrict inappropriate Foreign Interference in Australian Universities

The Government continues to hold deep concerns about foreign interference in Australia. Recent issues about influence on academic research are being addressed with new guidelines for the...

18 November 2019

Security of payment: the “pay now, argue later” attitude continues

In the recent decision of Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia Pty Ltd v Fisher [2019] WASC 352, the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered an application to prevent...

17 October 2019

Grounds for suspension: business-like approach to “reasonable cause”

A recent NSWSC decision has considered whether a Contractor had reasonable cause to suspend works for the failure by the Principal to pay $177.20 in interest on a...

10 October 2019

Serve your adjudication application ASAP, or rocky times ahead

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Niclin Constructions Pty Ltd v SHA Premier Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] QCA 177, emphasises the importance of...

26 September 2019

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