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Major proposed changes to FIRB regime from 1 January 2021
Insight 05 Jun 2020

On 5 June 2020 the Federal Treasurer announced major proposed changes to Australia's FIRB regime to address national security risks and ensure greater compliance with FIRB approval conditions. ...

Even broad governmental powers have limitations - Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture
Insight 04 Jun 2020

The decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture serves as a timely reminder that there are limits on the exercise of seemingly broad governmental powers, and is especially relevant at a time where governmental powers are being used to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Report: Vietnam offshore wind - where to from here?
Insight 03 Jun 2020

A brief overview of the Vietnam wind market, the opportunities and challenges, as well as key legal considerations investors need to be aware of when investing in offshore wind in Vietnam. ...

New dawn for environmental regulation in the Northern Territory
Insight 02 Jun 2020

A new environmental protection regime in the Northern Territory will commence imminently. The Environment Protection Act 2019 and Environment Protection Regulations 2020 (NT) will commence on 28 June 2020. All operators and proponents should prepare for commencement of this new regime. In particular, proponents with projects currently being assessed under the Environmental Assessment Administrative Procedures 1984 should take advice regarding how their assessment will complete upon the commencement of the new regime. ...

The road back to workplaces – 10 safe workplace principles for managing safety risks
Insight 02 Jun 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, businesses preparing to transition their workers back to their usual workplaces need to keep in mind the 10 'National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles' (Safe Workplace Principles), announced by the Morrison Government on 24 April 2020, in managing their work health and safety (WHS) risks in light of the serious health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Should access to personal leave be permitted during stand downs?
Insight 02 Jun 2020

On 18 May 2020, the Federal Court found that Qantas is not required to pay personal/carer's leave to employees stood down without pay during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Varying redundancy payments due to COVID-19 hardship
Insight 02 Jun 2020

For some employers, managing the impact of COVID-19 on their business may ultimately involve making redundancies, and some may struggle to meet their obligations to employees with respect to redundancy pay. This article considers this scenario in the context of two recent Fair Work Commission decisions. ...

Greater than the sum of its parts – an excerpt on exceptional circumstances
Insight 02 Jun 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has confirmed that the convergence of a series of ordinary events can give rise to 'exceptional circumstances' within the meaning of section 366 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act). ...

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions prompts return to work planning
Insight 02 Jun 2020

States and territories have recently eased the restrictions on business closures and public gatherings, prompting a wave of return to work planning. However, businesses need to be aware of a variet ...

JobKeeper fortnights – do two fortnights equal a month?
Insight 02 Jun 2020

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC ) has released an opinion on how to deal with monthly paid employees under the JobKeeper scheme. 1 ...

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