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Media Reform Green Paper
Insight 04 Dec 2020

On 27 November, the Department of Communications issued a Media Reform Green Paper ( Green Paper ) seeking views on a number of proposals. The Green Paper builds on a number of issues highlighted b ...

FCA declares insurer in breach of duty of utmost good faith
Insight 03 Dec 2020

The Federal Court has declared that Youi Pty Ltd (Youi) breached its duty of utmost good faith under section 13 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (ICA) in relation to its handling of an insurance claim for damage to an insured's home. The decision is an important reminder of the broad scope and potential reach of the duty. ...

Federal Court holds Opal Tower defendant not entitled to be paid defence costs prior to determination on exclusion clause
Insight 02 Dec 2020

Evolution v Chubb Insurance clarifies that unless a policy contains an advancement of defence costs provision (and subject to the particular terms of the policy), an insured should not assume it will be entitled to be reimbursed for defence costs as and when they are incurred if there is a debate with the insurer about the operation of an exclusion clause in respect of the third party claim brought against the insured. ...

Insurance sector reform under the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
Insight 30 Nov 2020

After several months of delay due to COVID-19, the Bill implements a large number of the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations, and in particular picks up several of the recommendations that are aimed at reforming the insurance sector. ...

A 'single default account' - your superannuation follows you
Insight 27 Nov 2020

The exposure draft legislation released yesterday for a 'single default account' aims to limit 'the creation of multiple superannuation accounts for employees who do not choose a superannuation fund when they start a new job'. ...

ACCC releases its first Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report
Insight 27 Nov 2020

The ACCC recently published the Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report as part of its role in monitoring the impact of digital platforms on competition and consumers. The Interim Report examines the privacy / data handling, competition, consumer and small business implications related to the increasing use of online private messaging services. ...

Your guide to the 'Your Future, Your Super' package reforms
Insight 27 Nov 2020

Consultation is now open on the Government's 'Your Future, Your Super' package. As foreshadowed on Budget night, the package seeks to make three key changes to the current superannuation regulatory regime. ...

Papua New Guinea votes to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption
Insight 27 Nov 2020

On 12 November 2020, Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Parliament unanimously passed a Bill to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Almost a decade in the making, the successful passage of the Bill is a significant milestone in progressing PNG's anti-corruption agenda. ...

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report; ACCC commences proceedings against Agrison; Trivago loses its appeal in the Full Federal Court; and other developments
Insight 25 Nov 2020

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report; ACCC commences proceedings against Agrison alleging false or misleading representations about warranties; appeal on Employsure case; Trivago's loses appeal; Compare the Market acquisitions of iSelect under review; ADT Security to refund customers and remove or amend unfair contract terms. ...

Climate change litigation in Australia
Insight 24 Nov 2020

Litigation is increasingly being used to seek to compel government and business to take action on climate change and climate-related risks. Access key local and global trends at a glance in our latest insight. ...