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Recent developments in employment law
Insight 29 Feb 2024

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

Common FIRB issues for private equity firms
Insight 29 Feb 2024

Australia's foreign investment approval regime is complex. The tests governing whether a transaction requires foreign investment approval—commonly known as Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval—are complex and layered. ...

Giving new meaning to 'going off grid': can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition?
Insight 26 Feb 2024

Challenges facing the energy transition present opportunities for consumers and investors. Can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition? ...

'Super' protection for consumers and small businesses
Insight 26 Feb 2024

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures For Future Bills) Bill 2023: ACCC Designated Complaints Function seeks to create a specific complaints-handling function within the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for those lodged by designated consumer and small business advocacy groups. ...

Opportunities for private capital to increase renewables investment, despite the transmission logjam
Insight 22 Feb 2024

Amid fears that Australia's ambitious grid buildout is falling behind schedule, how are investors continuing to deploy capital in renewables projects? ...

Jumping the starter's gun – what banks and clients utilising derivatives can learn from ASIC's new guidance on pre-hedging
Insight 21 Feb 2024

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released guidance clarifying its expectations in relation to a bank, or other intermediary, pre-hedging derivative exposures.   ...

Sanctions Regime in Australia
Insight 21 Feb 2024

We outline the key aspects of the Australian Sanctions Regime, the practical issues that corporations may encounter when implementing and managing their sanctions compliance frameworks, as well as some recent case studies to illustrate how the regime can apply. ...

No 'leap of faith' as Federal Court rejects ASIC's policy avoidance case
Insight 20 Feb 2024

Just as the summer holidays began at the end of 2023, Justice Jackman of the Federal Court handed down judgment in ASIC v Zurich Australia Limited. ...

Closing Loopholes No. 2 Bill passes both houses of Parliament
Insight 20 Feb 2024

The second tranche of the Federal Government's Closing Loopholes Bill has passed both Houses of Parliament and is now awaiting Royal Assent. This Insight examines the new provisions and key amendments and offers recommended steps employers should take to ensure they comply with the new laws. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: December 2023 and January 2024
Insight 20 Feb 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the months of December and January, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's review of the electricity compensation frameworks in the NER. ...