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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

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

The Future of 5G: Government Enquiry

5G, the next evolution of mobile technology, has already landed in Australia with both Telstra and Optus recently launching 5G products in selected areas. When it is fully...

23 September 2019

Head north for change – new Northern Territory environmental reforms

The Northern Territory Government has further advanced its overhaul of the current Northern Territory environmental regulatory system with the public release of the draft Environment Protection Bill 2019...

19 October 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

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

Water, water everywhere… but not enough for the environment

Recent developments in the water space, including the NSW Government's Water Reform Action Plan and the Murray-Darling Basin Water Compliance Review.

31 May 2018

Australian Water – A stream of reviews and reforms in the pipeline

Regulation has often been the tool of choice when it comes to managing water given its status as an important natural resource in Australia.

26 February 2018

AgriThinking: With a new Federal Agriculture Minister, what can we expect in 2018?

What can we expect from the Australian Government in 2018 when it comes to agricultural trade, investment and finance?

30 January 2018
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Reef n’ beefed-up regulations proposed in Queensland

The Qld Government released the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement for broadening and enhancing reef protection regulations to improve water quality protections for the Great Barrier Reef.

20 September 2017
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The Australian Government’s key milestones for Northern Australia

The Federal Government has set out various milestones as a part of its long-term plan for Northern Australia but there are major barriers it must address for success.

26 April 2017
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