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Northern Territory's bold renewable energy target
Insight 11 Dec 2017

Recently the Northern Territory Government released the Roadmap to Renewables report The report considers how the Government could successfully implement a policy to achieve half of the Territorys energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030 The report indicates that considerable amounts of ...

Christmas comes early for the AFP and CDPP: Bill introduced to reform foreign bribery laws and introduce DPA scheme
Insight 08 Dec 2017

The Australian Government has introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment Combatting Corporate Crime Bill 2017 into the Senate which if passed into law will significantly strengthen Australias foreign bribery laws and introduce a Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme for resolving corporate criminal ...

Significant overhaul of measures to combat corporate crime
Insight 06 Dec 2017

Today the Federal Government will introduce legislation that will significantly overhaul Australias foreign bribery laws and will also establish a deferred prosecution regime that is intended to provide an incentive for companies to self-report a range of serious white-collar crime matters The ...

National Energy Guarantee
Insight 28 Nov 2017

The Energy Security Board recently released a report summarising the results of its modelling of the Federal Governments new energy policy the National Energy Guarantee The Energy Security Boards report was considered by the COAG Energy Council at its meeting on 24 November 2017 and gives an insight ...

Harper reforms become law: Implications for business
Insight 06 Nov 2017

Significant changes to Australias competition regime have become law The changes implement key recommendations of the Harper Panels review of Australian competition law and policy The Allens Competition Consumer Regulatory Team look at the key changes and the implications for your business ...

Draft whistleblower legislation puts onus on big business
Insight 25 Oct 2017

Big business should be aware of mandatory publishing requirements for whistleblower policies and a reverse onus of proof for compensation which is among a raft of whistleblower reforms contained in draft legislation released following a Senate inquiry report Partner Rachel Nicolson and Associate ...

Welcome change to lessor disclosure statements in NSW
Insight 20 Oct 2017

This Insight examines the welcome change from recent legislation in New South Wales that lessens lessor disclosure obligations for retail shop leases. ...

Rising from the ashes - Treasury seeks input on combating illegal phoenix activity
Insight 06 Oct 2017

Keeping up the momentum from the recent passing of its insolvent trading safe harbour and ipso facto legislation the Federal Treasury has released a consultation paper containing a package of reforms to deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activity Partner Alf Pappalardo and Lawyer Belinda Hennessy ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...

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