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National Electricity and Gas rules update: March 2022
Insight 12 Apr 2022

In our latest update, we examine the new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March 2022, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's final rule determination aiming to increase power system resilience and security. ...

Signing documents in a pandemic
Insight 03 Mar 2022

The pandemic has focused minds on the need for law reform, to clarify that documents can be signed electronically, so that they are fully accepted in the market, and also to allow signatures to be witnessed remotely over audiovisual links. This timeline outlines the changes to legislation changes. ...

Survive and thrive – using tech to your advantage
Insight 30 Mar 2022

In our recent webinar, we discussed how in-house teams and law firms are creating value through technology and innovation. This Insight explores some of the common themes raised in the discussion and forum. ...

Have your say: government opens consultation on ADM and AI regulatory frameworks
Insight 30 Mar 2022

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is inviting responses to its recently released issues paper (Issues Paper) to inform future digital economy regulation in the areas of automated decision making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI). ...

Allens advises on largest cash takeover in Australian history
News 17 Mar 2022

The now completed acquisition is both the largest cash and infrastructure takeover in Australian history. Valued at approximately AU$32 billion, the transaction was implemented by way of an ...

Class closure – the door remains ajar
Insight 08 Apr 2022

The Full Court of the Federal Court has held that group members in class actions may be informed that if they fail to register their claim they could be precluded from participating in any settlement (but remain bound by the proceeding's outcome).1 In reaching this decision, a rift has emerged between the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court regarding a key aspect of the case management of class actions. ...

The new draft Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosure framework: is biodiversity next in corporate ESG reporting?
Insight 07 Apr 2022

The TNFD recently released the first beta version of its reporting framework. Modelled on the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, the framework seeks to establish a method for companies to identify, assess and report on material nature-related risks and opportunities. ...

Employment & Safety: summary of the Victorian sick leave pilot scheme; and other developments
Insight 31 Mar 2022

The latest issues, decisions and proposed changes impacting business and workplace risk ...

Regulating crypto: Government releases consultation paper on proposed licensing and custody requirements
Insight 25 Mar 2022

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new licensing regime for crypto asset secondary service providers (CASSPrs) and new requirements regulating custody of crypto assets. The new regime would potentially sit alongside the existing AFS licensing regime, with possible overlap and inconsistency in treatment of service providers. The Government is also seeking early views on how crypto assets should be defined and categorised as part of a 'crypto mapping' exercise. The consultation period runs until 27 May 2022. ...

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