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Leadership change in Papua New Guinea
Insight 03 Jul 2019

James Marape's ascension to the Prime Ministership of Papua New Guinea brings potential changes to regulation of the resources industry. We examine his new-look cabinet and some of the more recent ministerial comments regarding both ...

New WA policy facilitating market-led proposals
Insight 23 Apr 2019

The Western Australian Government recently released its Market-led Proposals Policy, which seeks to provide a single consistent and transparent process for the private sector to submit infrastructure, service provision and other proposals ...

High Court delivers historic ruling on native title compensation
Insight 14 Mar 2019

Yesterday the High Court delivered its eagerly awaited decision on compensation for the extinguishment of native title. This is the first time Australia's highest court has ruled on this issue. Partner Ben Zillmann and Senior Associate ...

Comment invited on new procurement guidelines to fight black economy
Insight 11 Dec 2018

Comment is being sought on new guidelines designed to enhance good tax behaviour and create an even playing field for businesses that comply with their tax obligations. Partner John Greig and Lawye ...

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

In brief: 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 ...

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 ACCC's recommendations relating to retail tariffs and retailer behaviour, the Victorian Essential Services Commission has been progressing reforms proposed ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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. Overview The Environment ...

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