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Should the Takeovers Panel have jurisdiction over schemes?
Insight 05 Apr 2022

On Friday, the government released its long awaited consultation paper on a proposal to transfer jurisdiction over schemes which effect a control transaction to the Takeovers Panel. This proposal was originally foreshadowed in last year's budget, and the government is seeking feedback on the proposal by 3 June 2022. ...

Employment & Safety: summary of the Victorian sick leave pilot scheme; and other developments
Insight 31 Mar 2022

The latest issues, decisions and proposed changes impacting business and workplace risk ...

Survive and thrive – using tech to your advantage
Insight 30 Mar 2022

In our recent webinar, we discussed how in-house teams and law firms are creating value through technology and innovation. This Insight explores some of the common themes raised in the discussion and forum. ...

Have your say: government opens consultation on ADM and AI regulatory frameworks
Insight 30 Mar 2022

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is inviting responses to its recently released issues paper (Issues Paper) to inform future digital economy regulation in the areas of automated decision making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI). ...

Tightening the net: increased director liability for environmental crimes in NSW
Insight 25 Mar 2022

The recently passed Environmental Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (NSW) (the Amendment Act) exposes directors and managers of companies to additional criminal and civil liability for breaches of environmental laws. It is now more important than ever that companies have robust processes in place to ensure they are operating in an environmentally satisfactory manner. It is also critical for directors and managers (and those who advise directors and management) to understand their potential exposure to criminal liability for actions taken (or not taken) by companies. ...

Regulating crypto: Government releases consultation paper on proposed licensing and custody requirements
Insight 25 Mar 2022

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new licensing regime for crypto asset secondary service providers (CASSPrs) and new requirements regulating custody of crypto assets. The new regime would potentially sit alongside the existing AFS licensing regime, with possible overlap and inconsistency in treatment of service providers. The Government is also seeking early views on how crypto assets should be defined and categorised as part of a 'crypto mapping' exercise. The consultation period runs until 27 May 2022. ...

The top 5 workplace issues for employers in 2022
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Webinar: The top 5 workplace issues for employers in 2022 ...

New .au direct domain names available for registration from 24 March 2022
Insight 24 Mar 2022

Further to our last update, new .au direct domain names (eg 'allens.au' instead of 'allens.com.au') have officially launched today. Eligible applicants will have a six month window to apply for priority status to register a .au direct domain name that matches their existing .au domain name. ...

Class action risk
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Webinar: Class action risk 2022 ...

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