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Deciphering the Australian sustainable finance taxonomy
Insight 14 Jun 2024

As capital and debt sources continue to diversify and decarbonisation becomes entrenched in corporate decision-making, Australia's first sustainable finance taxonomy (the Taxonomy) will be a critical tool in the global push towards sustainable development. ...

Nature-related risks should be at the top of the boardroom agenda: key steps directors should take to manage these risks
Insight 14 Jun 2024

Nature-related risks and opportunities have fast become a hot topic of discussion in Australian boardrooms. Investors have warned that boards and executives need to be upskilled on nature-related risks to be ready for what is to come. ...

Switzerland found to have contravened European Convention on Human Rights in responding to climate change
Insight 13 Jun 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) has recently delivered a decision concerning the human rights impacts of climate change in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland (European Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber, Application No 53600/20, 9 April 2024) (Verein). ...

Queensland resources sector update: budget announcements and recent reforms
Insight 12 Jun 2024

In this Insight, we explore the key initiatives and funding announced in the budget as well as recent legislative and policy reforms across the sector. ...

A new era of environmental governance: national agencies and tougher penalties
Insight 07 Jun 2024

Following announcements in April about next steps in the Federal Government's 'Nature Positive' reforms (see our previous Insight here), three Bills have been tabled in Parliament to implement Stage 2 of the three stages of amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1 ...

Victorian stamp duty for industrial and commercial properties transitions to annual tax from 1 July 2024
Insight 05 Jun 2024

From 1 July 2024, under the Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Act 2024 (Vic) (the Act), which seeks to implement 'transformational' tax reform for commercial and industrial property, such property will be subject to stamp duty for a final time when it is next sold or otherwise transacted ...

ASIC continues to prioritise compliance with financial hardship obligations
Insight 05 Jun 2024

Lenders need to respond effectively to hardship notices. ASIC reviewed ten large home loan lenders to understand how they are supporting customers experiencing financial hardship. ...

Optus class action privilege claims rejected
Insight 31 May 2024

The Full Federal Court has refused Optus' appeal from a Federal Court decision rejecting its legal privilege claim over a factual investigation report commissioned in response to a data breach, on the basis that Optus had not established that the report was prepared for the dominant purpose of legal ...

The Allens AI Australian law benchmark

To cut through the hype and provide concrete insights, Allens has established an ongoing benchmarking process in consultation with Linklaters LLP. This allows us to systematically evaluate and track the progress of generative AI in answering legal questions under Australian law over time. ...

Takeaways from recent guidance on cyber incident disclosure obligations for listed companies
Insight 28 May 2024

In this Insight, we examine the guidance note and related developments and offer our view as to when disclosure (for the purposes of the ASX listing rule requirements) of cyber incidents should generally only occur. ...