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Removal of trade marks for non-use – a bittersweet end for "LIME"
Insight 15 Dec 2020

A recent Federal Court decision has highlighted how different factors can impact the assessment of a non-use application under section 92(4) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth). 1 The Taxiprop decisi ...

Australia moves one step closer to adopting a worldwide human rights sanction regime
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Australian Government enact legislation to establish a worldwide human rights sanctions regime. We report on why the Committee's recommendations have implications for your business's approach to sanctions risk management, as well as for Australia's broader sanctions framework. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: November 2020
Insight 15 Dec 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of November, as well as take a closer look at the latest ring-fencing issues paper published by the AER. ...

ASIC publishes final version of Regulatory Guide on Design and Distribution Obligations
Insight 14 Dec 2020

An overview of how the final RG deals with a key questions raised by issuers and distributors for Design and Distribution Obligations. We look at issues relevant to all industries, and then some particular questions for banking, superannuation and investments, and insurance. ...

Major FIRB reforms to commence on 1 January 2021
Insight 14 Dec 2020

The Australian Government has finalised and released legislation to make major changes to Australia's foreign investment laws – commonly known as the 'FIRB regime' – with effect from 1 January 2021. This Insight summarises the key changes to the FIRB regime. ...

What happened in 2020 and what's on the horizon for 2021
Insight 14 Dec 2020

Year in Review 2020 and Year to Come 2021 summarises some of the major developments across Australia last year, and a selection of key changes that we anticipate over the coming year. There are links to further reading, where available. ...

Australian foreign investment national security reforms – moneylending exemption survives, substantially intact
Insight 14 Dec 2020

As part of the national security reforms the Government had proposed to revoke the moneylending exemption in the case of security over a 'national security business'. This would have required foreign lenders to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board for approval or exemption before undertaking routine loan participations. ...

Design and Distribution Obligations
Insight 14 Dec 2020

Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) regime is one of the biggest things for the financial services industry in 2020, affecting almost every part of the industry. ...

Industrial relations reform bill introduced by Federal Government
Insight 11 Dec 2020

The Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 into Parliament. This omnibus Bill aims to reform five areas of industrial relations which have been the focus of the IR reform roundtables held by the Government. ...

Suburban hubs and the '20-minute neighbourhood'
Insight 10 Dec 2020

As cities grapple with how to open up following months of COVID-19 forced lockdowns, establishing '20-minute neighbourhoods' or suburban hubs could be an answer. ...

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