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Workplace manslaughter: Victoria's new workplace crime
Insight 03 Jul 2020

Under Victoria's new offence of workplace manslaughter, if a corporation or officer (which can extend to senior managers) is negligent and that results in a fatality, there will be a risk of criminal prosecution. Individuals will risk a lengthy sentence of imprisonment. ...

NSW turns up heat on developers of residential apartment buildings
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) has passed. For developers of residential apartment buildings, we take a look at the key changes and outline the actions you should take next. ...

NSW reforms to fix building defects – potential for indeterminate liability?
Insight 12 Jun 2020

The NSW Government has enacted new legislation imposing new obligations on design practitioners, engineers and builders and sees a fundamental shift in the relationship between these practitioners and owners as part of its reforms to the building industry. For all owners, builders and designers, we examine these changes and outline steps you can take now. ...

Climate change and project approvals
Insight 26 May 2020

Climate change impacts have for many years been accepted as a relevant consideration in the assessment of planning and environmental applications in Australia. Until recently, the focus of consent authorities has been primarily on the direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a project from owned and ...

ACCC 2020 Enforcement Priorities
Insight 26 Feb 2020

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCC's 2020 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by Chairman Rod Sims on 25 February. ...

Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime: what you need to know
Insight 25 Feb 2020

Allens' foreign investment law experts have summarised the key information you need to know about Australia's FIRB regime, including key FIRB regulatory developments such as changes to the monetary screening thresholds and application fees. ...

Amendments to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA): what does this mean for you?
Insight 06 Feb 2020

The Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2019 (the Act) was assented to on 19 December 2019. The Act significantly amends the existing legislation governing retail shop leases and commercial tenancies in South Australia. For both landlord and tenants, understanding how the Act affects your compliance obligations is vital. We examine some of the key amendments below. ...

Proposed changes to NSW Independent Planning Commission – major reform or tweaking around the edges?
Insight 04 Feb 2020

The NSW Government has announced 'major reforms' to the Independent Planning Commission, following a review by the NSW Productivity Commission. While the reforms are a step in the right direction, some may be left wondering whether the changes go far enough to address longstanding concerns regardi ...

Connected infrastructure
Insight 30 Jan 2020

Both the Sydney population and the population of Melbourne are expected to reach the size of New York City by 2050, raising questions about how our cities of the future will function. ...

Real estate M&A and industry review
Insight 28 Jan 2020

The real estate industry continues to evolve in a technology focused world, unlocking new REITs (real estate investment trusts) and investment opportunities. Against a backdrop of low bond yields, easing monetary policy and global volatility, our real estate sector M&A experts share insights and consider what opportunities lay ahead for the real estate Mergers and Acquisitions sector. ...

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