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Welcome change to lessor disclosure statements in NSW
Insight 20 Oct 2017

This Insight examines the welcome change from recent legislation in New South Wales that lessens lessor disclosure obligations for retail shop leases. ...

Rising from the ashes - Treasury seeks input on combating illegal phoenix activity
Insight 06 Oct 2017

Keeping up the momentum from the recent passing of its insolvent trading safe harbour and ipso facto legislation the Federal Treasury has released a consultation paper containing a package of reforms to deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activity Partner Alf Pappalardo and Lawyer Belinda Hennessy ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...

Competition news
Insight 14 Sep 2017

In Touch looks at what's been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

Extraordinary new power proposed for APRA
Insight 12 Sep 2017

The proposed draft of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017, will be giving new powers to the APRA in relation to the authorised non-operating holding company and other related bodies corporate of APRA-regulated entities ...

Vulnerable Workers Bill passes into law
Insight 08 Sep 2017

Franchisors and holding companies should be aware that they can be held liable for breaches of employment law by their franchisees and subsidiaries when the Vulnerable Workers Bill, which has passed both Houses of Parliament, receives royal assent. ...

Employment & Safety
Insight 04 Sep 2017

In this issue we look at the Fair Work Commissions support for unpaid domestic violence leave and casual conversion clauses an unfair dismissal following a breach of a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy proposed WHS amendments in Queensland and another enterprise agreement is terminated ...

Government responds to Productivity Commission's IP inquiry
Insight 29 Aug 2017

The Federal Government has released its response to the recommendations proposed by the Productivity Commission following its inquiry into Australias IP arrangements ...

Planning for the future of South-East Queensland
Insight 25 Aug 2017

On 11 August 2017, the State Government released the third statutory regional plan and the first regional paln to take effect under the new Queensland Planning Act 2016 for the South-East Queensland region, titled Shaping SEQ. ...