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National Electricity and Gas rules update: February 2024
Insight 15 Mar 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of February, as well as take a closer look at AEMO's rule change request in relation to integrating consumer energy resources into the NEM. ...

Heralding in a new era – PNG's arbitration regime
Insight 14 Mar 2024

The Papua New Guinea National Parliament recently passed legislation that offers a revamped and modern legal framework to entities seeking to resolve their domestic and/or international commercial disputes through arbitration. ...

AICD's guide for directors on governing through a cyber crisis
Insight 13 Mar 2024

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) published 'Governing through a cyber crisis: cyber incident response and recovery for Australian directors'. We provide our observations, commentary and suggested next steps. ...

What's trending: board skills and diversity reporting
Insight 12 Mar 2024

In this Insight, we examine the key trends in board skills and diversity reporting across Australia's top 50 ASX-listed entities over the last three years, provide an update regarding proposed changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Council's Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. ...

ACCC 2024/2025 enforcement priorities
Insight 12 Mar 2024

Competition and consumer law issues in financial services, essential services and wholesale gas markets will be a focus for the ACCC. Cartels and anti-competitive conduct remain an ongoing focus. In terms of consumers and small businesses, there will be particular focus on manipulative or deceptive advertising practices in connection with digital services and 'green' claims. The ACCC is also advocating for law reform in relation to digital platforms, unfair trading, consumer guarantees and merger control. ...

Safeguard Mechanism 2.0: emitters face first 2024 carbon compliance milestone
Insight 07 Mar 2024

Existing emitters under the Safeguard Mechanism will face their first major compliance milestone. In this Insight, we outline the key components of the emissions-intensity determination and explain what compliance entities for existing facilities need to be considering now. ...

Insolvency in Australia: 2023 in review
Insight 07 Mar 2024

2023 emerged as a dynamic year for corporate insolvency. This article provides an overview of the key developments in corporate insolvency in 2023. ...

Human Rights Acts across Australia: implications and considerations for businesses
Insight 06 Mar 2024

In this Insight, we summarise the key provisions of state and territory Human Rights Acts and consider when (and to whom) they apply. As these acts are now in force in the ACT, Victoria and Queensland, we also consider what a similar instrument could look like in other states and territories. ...

Contract law update 2023

Contract law is at the core of almost every lawyer's practice. We prepare the Contract Law Update by reviewing every contract law decision handed down by Australian appellate courts during the year and preparing summaries of those most relevant to lawyers in commercial practice. ...

The third time's the charm: foreign bribery reform in Australia
Insight 01 Mar 2024

After two unsuccessful attempts to strengthen foreign bribery laws, the passage of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Foreign Bribery) Bill 2023 (CFB Bill) finally introduces new, broader foreign bribery offences for body corporates. ...