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Overhaul of Victorian environmental laws delayed until 1 July 2021
Insight 29 Apr 2020

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) ( EP Act ), which was set to commence on 1 July 2020 (and overhaul environmental laws in Victoria) will now commence on  1 July 2021 as part of a ...

COVIDSafe – what we now know
Insight 27 Apr 2020

On Sunday, the Australian Government launched its voluntary digital contact tracing app 'COVIDSafe', along with the app's Privacy Policy, an independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and the Department of Health's response to that PIA. The Chief Medical Officer has predicted that the application will have been downloaded more than 2 million times by the end of Monday. ...

Federal Court refuses to order disclosure of class action respondent's insurance policies
Insight 27 Apr 2020

In contrast to a previous decision, the Federal Court has refused to order the disclosure of the respondent's insurance policies to the applicant in a class action. We explore this decision and also highlight the way in which the court's reasoning differed from a prior decision that found in favour of disclosure. ...

10 key things you need to know about proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA)
Insight 24 Apr 2020

We summarise the 10 (or so) key things you need to know about the reforms proposed in the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 (WA). ...

NSW Contributions Review Series
Insight 22 Apr 2020

On 15 April 2020 the NSW Government announced two significant developments – a review by the Productivity Commissioner and some more immediate 'system improvements' to be instituted by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. ...

Trace but don't track – Australia's approach to digital contact tracing
Insight 21 Apr 2020

The Federal Government has flagged that Australia's baseline 'social distancing' restrictions may be eased more quickly if, among other things, at least 40% of Australians download and use a new ...

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the startup ecosystem
Insight 20 Apr 2020

Public markets in Australia have fallen by almost 25% from the highs reached in late February 2020 as a result of the financial downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Linklaters has also ...

WA EPA greenhouse gas emissions guideline finalised
Insight 17 Apr 2020

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

Trusts and partnership: When is a confirmation of rights a declaration of trust?
Insight 17 Apr 2020

The High Court of Australia has held that certain deeds purporting to confirm a pre-existing trust of partnership property amounted to a new 'declaration of trust' within the meaning of the Western ...

PNG's response to COVID-19
Insight 16 Apr 2020

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 2019, or 'COVID-19', a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of 16 April 2020, most countries around the world have reported cases of ...

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