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Potential licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers
Insight 15 Jul 2021

Following on from the 2021-22 Federal Budget announcement in May relating to additional licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers (FFSPs), on Friday 9 July 2021, Treasury released a Consultation Paper titled 'Relief to Foreign Financial Service providers', which canvasses a range of potential options. This marks the next step in the long and winding FFSPs licensing relief saga. ...

Multiple Federal Court rulings on unconscionable conduct and false and misleading representations; and other developments
Insight 14 Jul 2021

Brownes Dairy's non-compliance with Dairy Code; Captain Cook College acted unconscionably; Nine Entertainment Co pays penalties; proposed ACCC authorisation of Country Press Australia collective bargaining agreement; Federal Court orders $1.2 million penalty on Sumo; and Geowash appeal dismissed ...

Federal Court decision highlights it's vital to get incentives right and have strong governance systems
Insight 09 Jul 2021

The recent Federal Court decision ACCC v Telstra [2021] FCA 502 highlights an emerging risk area for boards and senior management in the use of incentive-based remuneration and sales targets for consumer-facing businesses ...

Recent developments set to shake up modern slavery landscape for Australian businesses
Insight 06 Jul 2021

Recent developments in relation to potential Australian modern slavery reform, US forced labour litigation and German human rights due diligence legislation may have an impact on Australian businesses. ...

Hydrogen technologies timeline in Australia
Insight 05 Jul 2021

Hydrogen fuel offers Australia a low-emissions, clean, storable energy solution for our future domestic energy needs. Our timeline details major milestones for hydrogen technologies in Australia. ...

1 July 2021 increases (wages and super)
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The minimum wage, high income threshold, and superannuation guarantee rate are all set to increase on 1 July 2021. ...

Managing psychosocial hazards at work
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The New South Wales Government has introduced Australia's first Code of Practice (Code) for managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace. ...

Getting PPE on and off might be on the clock
Insight 30 Jun 2021

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that a meatworker is entitled to payment for the time involved in putting on and removing his personal protective equipment (PPE) during a 30-minute unpaid meal break.1 ...

A limitation on employer power to direct employees to attend an interview
Insight 30 Jun 2021

An employer did not have the power to direct an employee to attend an interview for a workplace investigation, but successfully maintained a claim of legal professional privilege over the investigation materials despite 'misleading' the employee as to the purpose of the investigation. ...

Changes to Victoria's suite of industrial relations legislation
Insight 30 Jun 2021

On 29 April 2021, the Victorian Government passed the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (Vic) (IRLAA) to amend various pieces of industrial relations legislation in Victoria, including those dealing with long service leave and anti-discrimination. ...