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Workplace manslaughter: Victoria's new workplace crime
Insight 03 Jul 2020

Under Victoria's new offence of workplace manslaughter, if a corporation or officer (which can extend to senior managers) is negligent and that results in a fatality, there will be a risk of criminal prosecution. Individuals will risk a lengthy sentence of imprisonment. ...

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; concerns over Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit; and ACCC says proposed 'loyalty program' may raise competition issues
Insight 23 Jun 2020

In COVID-19 news, the authorisation permitting insurers to coordinate on temporary relief measures is being proposed to be extended; and the ACCC has imposed further conditions on coordination between health insurers. Elsewhere, the ACCC has rejected a proposal to set minimum advertised prices for Dewalt power tools, declaring any public benefit was outweighed by the potential consumer detriments. The Federal Court has declined to make declaration that Quantum Housing engaged in unconscionable conduct; and also found in favour of Kimberly-Clark Australia by dismissing the ACCC's appeal regarding Kleenex flushable wipes. Finally, the ACCC has raised concerns with Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit; and also stated that Caravanning Queensland's proposed 'loyalty program' may raise competition concerns. ...

Full Federal Court dismisses ACCC appeal against Pacific National rail merger ruling
Insight 12 May 2020

The Full Federal Court has dismissed the ACCC's appeal against Aurizon's proposed sale of the Acacia Ridge rail terminal to Pacific National. The ACCC is using this outcome to advocate for merger law reforms. ...

Further ACCC authorisations for businesses cooperation during the pandemic; ACCC releases interim Home Loans Price Inquiry report and fuel industry report; and mandatory Code of Conduct for relationships between digital platforms and media companies
Insight 30 Apr 2020

Further ACCC authorisations letting businesses work together during the pandemic; ACCC releases interim report in Home Loans Price Inquiry and fuel industry report; and mandatory Code of Conduct for relationships between digital platforms and media companies forthcoming. ...

Allens advises Iberdrola on first Australian renewables acquisition
News 27 Apr 2020

The 320MW project will be the first venture in Australia for Iberdrola, one of the world's largest electricity utilities and the number one producer of wind energy in the world. Iberdrola has aroun ...

ACCC to monitor domestic airlines; Qantas refunds for flight cancellations; High Court appeal for Pacific National/Aurizon decision; and other developments
Insight 07 Jul 2020

ACCC to monitor domestic airlines; Qantas offers refunds for flight cancellations; High Court appeal for Pacific National/Aurizon decision; wine grape contract terms under scrutiny; new research on consumer understanding of electricity offers; and ACCC authorises coal producers to negotiate collectively ...

The latest ACCC authorisations letting businesses work together during the pandemic; a spanner in the works for a power tool distributor's plans to set minimum prices; and ACCC COVID-19 Taskforce's success with early intervention
Insight 14 Apr 2020

ACCC grants further authorisations to allow businesses to work together during pandemic; competition in the hot seat to drive economic recovery, says ACCC Chair Rod Sims; ACCC calls on 1300 Austral ...

Allens advises on Hills M2 Motorway $815m refinancing
News 08 Apr 2020

The Hills M2 is wholly owned by Transurban and is a 21 kilometre road linking Sydney's lower north shore and north west, connecting the Lane Cove Tunnel with the Westlink M7. In what is a first for ...

NSW reforms to fix building defects – potential for indeterminate liability?
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The NSW Government has enacted new legislation imposing new obligations on design practitioners, engineers and builders and sees a fundamental shift in the relationship between these practitioners and owners as part of its reforms to the building industry. For all owners, builders and designers, we examine these changes and outline steps you can take now. ...

NSW turns up heat on developers of residential apartment buildings
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) has passed. For developers of residential apartment buildings, we take a look at the key changes and outline the actions you should take next. ...

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