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Technology Investment Roadmap
Insight 01 Oct 2020

Technologies that will play a fundamental role in addressing the current shortcomings of our electricity networks and driving investor confidence in the energy sector. Learn more on what our experts have to say. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: Second tranche of draft FIRB reforms; ASIC Corporate Plan for 2020-24; High Court clarifies personal/carer's leave entitlements; and other corporate law developments
Insight 25 Sep 2020

Second tranche of draft FIRB reforms released; ASIC releases Corporate Plan for 2020-24; ASIC grants relief for escrow and non-promotional communications for IPOs and updates RG5 and RG254; High Court sides with employers and clarifies personal/carer's leave entitlements; ACCC releases ninth interim gas inquiry report; extension of temporary COVID-19 continuous disclosure and insolvency relief measures; ALRC reports on Australia's corporate criminal responsibility regime. ...

COVID-19 cooperation to continue; international regulators team up on investigations; charity claims under the lens; and other developments
Insight 24 Sep 2020

Continued coordination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; int'l agreement for regulators to cooperate on cross-border investigations; Oscar Wylee penalised $3.5m; Pfizer's Upjohn merger cleared with Mylan; ACCC examines competition in mobile apps market; and new Energy Tech Consumer Code ...

News Code of Conduct update; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; and other developments
Insight 09 Sep 2020

News Code of Conduct update: ACCC releases a draft code for comment; HealthEngine to pay $2.9 million for ACL breaches; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; Next chapter of the gas inquiry; Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transport cleared; and more COVID cooperation. ...

Lorna Jane antivirus activewear claims don't workout
Insight 08 Sep 2020

A recent set of infringement notices issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, including against clothing manufacturer Lorna Jane, highlights the importance of businesses carefully scrutinising all claims made about any health-related benefits of their products. We break down the elements of that case and its significance for advertising and marketing claims. ...

UK Supreme Court affirms jurisdiction to determine global FRAND terms
Insight 07 Sep 2020

The UK Supreme Court's decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei confirms that disputes between organisations that own these patents, and equipment manufacturers that use the patents, can be brought and resolved on a worldwide basis in England. ...

Australia rebranded? A new logo in tough times for trade and travel
Insight 28 Aug 2020

Australia's new 'wattle' logo is intended to represent Australia in the international trade arena. Detailed arrangements governing its use are still to come. Stay alert for details of forthcoming governance arrangements which will define the circumstances in which the new logo can be applied. ...

ACCC's first enforcement action for an alleged breach of the Electricity Retail Code; Federal Court explores the meaning of 'prepayment'; and other developments
Insight 17 Aug 2020

The ACCC pursues Sumo Power over its electricity plans; interim report on Murray–Darling Water Markets Inquiry; 'prepayment' examined by Federal Court in ACCC v TPG; Locality Planning Energy fined for alleged breach of the Electricity Retail Code; and proceedings against Decathlon over sale of allegedly unsafe sporting goods. ...

Cyber security by design: Australia's (future) Cyber Security Strategy
Insight 13 Aug 2020

The Federal Government released its much anticipated Cyber Security Strategy 2020 Report on 6 August. The Strategy builds on the foundations of its 2016 predecessor and closely follows the recommendations made by the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Industry Advisory Panel in its July report. ...

Consultation begins on the CDR energy rules framework
Insight 11 Aug 2020

An overview of the ACCC's approach to the CDR Rules and CDR data sets for the energy sector, and matters which may require energy-specific rules. This article provides and highlights the key issues which have been left open for further consideration. ...

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