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What are the trade implications of COVID-related government subsidies?
Insight 23 Jun 2020

Members of Australian industry, importers and exporters should consider the impact of government subsidies on their business operations and related anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures or risk. ...

Upcoming review of Australia’s patents system
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has launched a review of the accessibility of patents for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which follows the phasing-out of the innovation patent system in Australia. ...

The case that ran for 50 years
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In boom times and bad times our involvement with major infrastructure investment in Australia has a long and proud history, In the 1850s, a boom in Victorian infrastructure occurred as a result of the gold rush. The state underwent an extensive transformation as money and people flooded in. ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update: May 2020
Insight 16 Jun 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of May, as well as take a closer look at WA's proposed Access Code changes and how they seek to transform the State's power system. ...

Officer without office: High Court rules persons can be company officers despite absence of official title
Insight 10 Jun 2020

The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in ASIC v King considers the meaning and scope of the term 'officer', as defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and contains important if non-binding observations on how the term may catch bankers and other third parties. ...

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; news media bargaining code; Holden compensation; CDR accreditation platform now live; and EB Games to refund customers after not playing fair
Insight 10 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; ACCC fines Queensland Yoghurt Company; news media bargaining code; Holden agrees to reduce speed of engagement with dealers over compensation; ACCC CDR accreditation platform now live; Voltaren gel decision in Federal Court; and EB Games to refund customers after not playing fair. ...

Hydrogen
Insight 12 Jun 2020

In November 2019, the COAG Energy Council released Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy. The Strategy provides a framework for leveraging Australia's significant natural resources and experience with resource development to develop a strong domestic hydrogen sector. ...

QLD: Safety reforms
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Queensland Parliament has passed the Resources Safety and Health Queensland Act 2020 (Qld) (RSHQ Act), which when it comes into effect on 1 July 2020, will change the State's regulatory framework for health and safety in the resources industry. ...

WA: Key things you need to know about the proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)
Insight 12 Jun 2020

On 16 April 2020, the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 (WA) was introduced to the WA Parliament. ...

WA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guideline
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its finalised Greenhouse Gas Emissions Environmental Factor Guideline (GHG Guideline). ...

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