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Market-led proposals - still a unique opportunity
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Australia has seen a significant increase in market-led proposals for infrastructure projects This is having an important effect on how government interacts with the private sector with all states and territories having released detailed guidance intended to boost these submissions even more Partner ...

The ESC's draft decision on first round of amendments to the Energy Retail Code
Insight 18 Sep 2018

While the Federal Government gives further consideration to implementation of the ACCCs recommendations relating to retail tariffs and retailer behaviour the Victorian Essential Services Commission has been progressing reforms proposed by the Independent Review into the Electricity and Gas Retail ...

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - from Bill to Law
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The Federal Government recently passed the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act This is an entirely new regulatory scheme that will require persons who undertake activities on behalf of a foreign government or political organisation to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

Show me the data! Introducing the Consumer Data Right
Insight 10 Sep 2018

On 15 August the Federal Government released exposure draft legislation that if passed will establish an economy-wide consumer-directed data transfer system The latest sprint in a marathon of reviews reports and recommendations over the past few years that have called for the adoption of some form ...

Report: Changes to Australia's IP laws take effect
Insight 31 Aug 2018

The Intellectual Property Laws Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures Act 2018 Cth commenced on 25 August 2018 The Act implements various recommendations that the Productivity Commission made in its inquiry into Australias IP arrangements We discuss the key changes ...

Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 becomes law, in a root and branch overhaul of Victoria's environmental law
Insight 30 Aug 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament The Act is an ambitious overhaul of Victorian environmental law and plants the seeds for a robust new environmental regime ...

A new framework for transmission network connections
Insight 30 Jul 2018

Connecting to the network is a fundamental part of getting any new renewable energy development off the ground The rules governing arrangements for connection to the transmission network changed on 1 July 2018 and are designed to increase transparency and contestability in the connection process and ...

Design and distribution of financial products - regulating 'retail product distribution conduct'
Insight 30 Jul 2018

The revised exposure draft Bill concerning design and distribution obligations for issuers and distributors of financial products and new intervention powers for ASIC includes some modest yet mostly welcome changes to the December 2017 exposure draft Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update 2018
Insight 13 Jul 2018

In this final wrap-up for FY1718 we take a look at the new rule change requests draft and final determinations made in the period April - June 2018 as well as track the progress of other National Electricity Gas and Energy Retail Rule changes currently underway ...

Modern Slavery Bill introduced - how will this impact Australian businesses?
Insight 28 Jun 2018

The Modern Slavery Bill has been introduced into Federal Parliament If it passes Australian entities or entities carrying on business in Australia with at least 100 million global consolidated revenue will be required to submit a statement on risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply ...

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