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Key findings from the Infrastructure Investment Monitor
Insight 15 May 2024

A lot can change in a short time, particularly in infrastructure, and staying on top of those changes can be a challenge.Each year, Allens and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia co-author the Infrastructure Investment Monitor—a review of the investment trends in the infrastructure landscape—and ...

A key step to net zero in WA – landmark legislation establishes a CCS regulatory regime
Insight 14 May 2024

The recently passed Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (WA) (the Bill ) is landmark legislation that establishes a carbon capture and storage ( CCS ) regulatory regime on and under the lands ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: April 2024
Insight 14 May 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March, as well as take a closer look at the AER's review of its Compliance Procedures and Guidelines. ...

High Court holds that 'fair winds' permit recovery of expenditure wasted in constructing iconic aircraft hangar
Insight 13 May 2024

In this Insight, we examine the differences between the various judges' reasoning and lay out what the implications are in practice. ...

Understanding 'adequate procedures' – a key element in Australia's foreign bribery law reforms
Insight 08 May 2024

In the wake of the new 'failure to prevent' offence, the Commonwealth Attorney-General is required to publish guidance on the steps that can be taken to prevent an associate from bribing foreign ...

Guide to AI Procurement
Insight 07 May 2024

As generative artificial intelligence moves from pilot to production, organisations are grappling with the push to rapidly procure AI tools while appropriately managing the risks. ...

How to prepare for, and execute, a successful exit
Insight 07 May 2024

After a relatively subdued 2023, we are predicting that the rest of 2024 will prove to be the year of the exit, with improving macroeconomic conditions providing the ideal environment for the exit of a number of high-quality assets. ...

Policymakers focus on restraint of trade clauses – 'coercive, exploitative and an unfair method of competition'
Insight 03 May 2024

The Federal Treasury recently published an Issues Paper seeking views to inform its consideration of a potential prohibition on post-termination worker restraints of trade, no-poach and wage fixing agreements, as part of a broader review of Australian competition laws announced last year. ...

Reforms to strengthen and streamline the FIRB regime
Insight 02 May 2024

On 1 May 2024, the Australian Treasurer announced reforms to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) framework, to make it stronger, more streamlined and more transparent. On the same day, the Government released an updated Foreign Investment Policy document, setting out the reforms. ...

What's happening in intellectual property - April 2024
Insight 29 Apr 2024

Your regular wrap-up of some of the world's leading and intriguing IP stories. ...