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The Federal Government's 20-year gas plan ‒ what's next
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The recently released 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan (the NGIP) sets out priority actions for ensuring affordable, reliable gas, and provides a pathway to unlocking new supply for the east coast gas market. ...

What does COP26 mean for Australian business?
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded its 26th Conference of Parties to the Paris Agreement (COP26) in Glasgow, which placed a major spotlight on climate issues. Together with the Glasgow Climate Pact, a suite of announcements signal important changes and opportunities. In this Insight we unpack some of the key outcomes from COP26 and what they mean for Australian businesses. ...

Class actions in Australia: An overview
Insight 01 Dec 2021

Class actions are an established and important part of the Australian legal landscape. Over the course of the past decade, Australia has become the most likely jurisdiction outside of the United States in which a corporation will face significant class action litigation. ...

Australian class actions trends: 2021 update
Insight 01 Dec 2021

Class action litigation in Australia continues to be active and highly complex. Over the past 10 to 15 years, class actions have become an increasingly entrenched and accepted aspect of commercial life for organisations conducting business in Australia. ...

Portfolio Holdings Disclosure regulations: key aspects of the revised regime
Insight 30 Nov 2021

The long-awaited Portfolio Holdings Disclosure (PHD) regulations were made on 11 November 2021, which will give superannuation trustees certainty about the manner in which portfolio holdings information needs to be disclosed to the public. ...

ASIC consults on relief for superannuation calculators and forecasts
Insight 30 Nov 2021

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 351: Superannuation forecasts: updates to relief and guidance seeking feedback on proposals to extend and expand the relief for superannuation calculators and retirement forecasts. It has also released the draft relief instrument and draft regulatory guide. ...

Qantas mask mandate found to be lawful and reasonable
Insight 25 Nov 2021

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently decided that Qantas' management of a flight attendant who failed to follow a mask mandate was lawful and reasonable, and that she was not constructively dismissed when required to comply with Qantas' directions. ...

Director ID: do you need to apply?
Insight 25 Nov 2021

The Director Identification Number (DIN) initiative under part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) has commenced operation through the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS). Unless exempt, directors need to apply for a DIN within the required timeframe to avoid penalty. ...

Feeling the heat: labour hire company discriminates against worker because of age-related assumptions
Insight 25 Nov 2021

A labour hire company and prospective host company have been found to have contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) by discriminating against a job applicant due to age-related assumptions about the employee's ability to work in hot conditions. ...

Employer defence rejected after meeting caused psychological injury
Insight 25 Nov 2021

A recent decision of the New South Wales Personal Injury Commission (Commission) highlights the importance of ensuring employers give employees adequate time to prepare for a disciplinary meeting. ...