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A new rights-based approach: the Aged Care Royal Commission delivers its blueprint for radical reform
Insight 05 Mar 2021

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety issued its Final Report, which recommends significant change through the creation of a new aged care system aimed at placing people at the centre of aged care. The recommendations are wide ranging. ...

Government Seminar Series - key lessons for government contracting
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Webinar: Government seminar series: COVID-19 and beyond - key lessons for government contracting ...

Even broad governmental powers have limitations - Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture
Insight 04 Jun 2020

The decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture serves as a timely reminder that there are limits on the exercise of seemingly broad governmental powers, and is especially relevant at a time where governmental powers are being used to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper: it's all about where to direct public funds
Insight 28 May 2020

In the recently released Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper, the Federal Government puts forward a proposed framework to govern the investment of public funds in the development of new technologies designed to lower emissions. ...

Connected infrastructure
Insight 30 Jan 2020

Both the Sydney population and the population of Melbourne are expected to reach the size of New York City by 2050, raising questions about how our cities of the future will function. ...

Procurement update – when can government abandon a procurement process and what are the consequences? Considerations from the UK
Insight 28 Jan 2020

The United Kingdom High Court (the Court) recently handed down its judgment in Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, which considered the abandonment of a government procurement process following a breach of relevant procurement regulations by a public agency. For government departments and agencies in particular, this case clarifies when a public agency can abandon a procurement process and what remedies may be available to bidders in these circumstances. ...

Allens closes landmark deal with Sydney Metro PPP
News 17 Dec 2019

Allens has advised the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium on the financial close of the $3.7 billion Public Private Partnership for the next stage of the Sydney Metro. ...

Australia's Modern Slavery Act – one year on
Insight 11 Dec 2019

Australia's modern slavery reporting regime was introduced one year ago, and 2020 will see the first set of modern slavery statements published by reporting entities. ...

Allens acts on NAIF loan package for WA's Beyondie project
News 09 Dec 2019

Located 160 km south east of Newman, the Project aims to produce SOP, a high-yield, premium fertiliser, for domestic and international sale. The loan is comprised of a $48 million Infrastructure ...

New government procurement requirements introduced around Australia
Insight 09 Dec 2019

New, wide-reaching requirements for government procurement processes have recently been implemented around Australia, following the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other Free Trade Agreements with Australia's key trading partners. ...

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