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Allens advises Spark on North East Link – Australia's largest PPP
News 28 Oct 2021

'Pulling this deal together has required open and collaborative dialogue between the public and private sectors. Not only is this the largest PPP in Australian history, it has been procured against ...

Why is the TGA alleging copyright infringement against Craig Kelly's text messages?
Insight 28 Oct 2021

The reproduction of selected extracts from the DAEN on a website controlled by Craig Kelly's United Australia Party (UAP) without the consent of the Federal Government as copyright owner, is likely to amount to copyright infringement. ...

Coming soon to a registrar near you: how your business can secure a .au direct domain name
Insight 28 Oct 2021

For a six-month period from 24 March 2022 only, registrants with an existing .au domain name (eg 'allens.com.au') can apply for 'Priority Status' to register an exact match of the existing .au domain name as a .au direct domain name ...

Allens advises EIG on investment in Australia Pacific LNG
News 27 Oct 2021

The deal builds on EIG's investment presence in the Australian market and represents the first private equity sponsor-led acquisition of an interest in an operational integrated LNG project globall ...

ASIC publishes updated guidance on hawking reforms
Insight 27 Oct 2021

Under the new hawking prohibition in sections 992A and 992AA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act), a person must not offer a financial product to a retail client (consumer) in the course of, or because of unsolicited, real-time contact. ...

October compliance deadlines: rounding up the last-minute changes
Insight 27 Oct 2021

October marks the commencement of the design and distribution obligations (DDO) regime, the deferred sales model for add-on insurance (DSM), changes to the anti-hawking rules, refreshed standards for internal dispute resolution systems and, to top it all off, a new breach reporting regime. ...

Honeysuckle and nib granted conditional authorisation; and other developments
Insight 19 Oct 2021

The ACCC authorises Honeysuckle Health and nib Health Funds to form a buying group; Bunnings' to acquire Beaumont Tiles; Microsoft to acquire Nuance Inc; Qantas and Emirates seek extension to cooperative agreement; ACCC to investiate Qube Logistic’s acquisition of Newcastle Agri Terminal; NSW and ACT unis permitted to collaborate on travel arrangements for the return of internationals students. ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

National Gas Regulatory Reform: introducing hydrogen and renewables
Insight 18 Oct 2021

On 20 August 2021, the Energy Ministers agreed that the national gas regulatory framework should be reviewed and amended to incorporate hydrogen and other renewables into the national gas network. This will facilitate the use of hydrogen, biomethane and other renewable gases within existing gas networks and natural gas appliances. ...

Girt by sea: an Australian offshore renewables framework takes shape
Insight 15 Oct 2021

The positive Senate inquiry into the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 (the OEI Bill) suggests this legislation will be passed shortly. It represents a long-awaited step towards developing a regulatory framework and providing greater certainty for investors in offshore wind farm projects, as well as other forms of offshore electricity infrastructure. ...

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