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Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

New changes aim to improve cash flow for suppliers to government post COVID-19
Insight 11 Oct 2021

Businesses supplying goods or services to the Federal Government need to be aware that they may need to modify their procurement processes to support shorter subcontractor payment time periods, under recent changes to federal procurement policies. ...

Mandatory vaccination directions issued for Victorian workers
Insight 08 Oct 2021

The Victorian government has implemented a broad-reaching mandatory vaccination requirement for workers as part of its plan to limit the spread of COVID-19. Under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (Directions), a significant number of Victorian workers must be vaccinated in order to work away from home from 22 October 2021. ...

APRA releases the final version of Prudential Standard CPS 511 (Remuneration) with further regulation of remuneration disclosures to follow
Insight 28 Sep 2021

APRA has released the final version of its prudential standard on remuneration (CPS 511), seeking to regulate incentive structures across all APRA-regulated entities. ...

Retirement income covenant – one step closer to reality
Insight 28 Sep 2021

The proposal for a specific covenant requiring super trustees to formulate, and give effect to, a retirement income strategy for members was first announced as part of the 2018-19 Federal Budget, and slated to be introduced into the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) (SIS Act) by 1 July 2020. ...

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: what do employers need to consider?
Insight 20 Sep 2021

In this Insight, our cross-practice experts cover the employment, safety, privacy, regulatory, insurance and liability considerations that confront employers navigating these complex and rapidly changing public health settings. ...

Consultation period has closed for draft FAR Bill
Insight 31 Aug 2021

On 13 August 2021, consultation closed on the various documents issued by Treasury in relation to the much anticipated Financial Accountability Regime (FAR). ...

Get ready for the IDR changes
Insight 31 Aug 2021

With the implementation date of the internal dispute resolution (IDR) changes imminent, many of you will have commenced (or, in some cases, already completed) updating internal complaints procedures to comply with ASIC's new standards and requirements for IDR systems. ...

Key changes to COVID-19 commercial tenancy protections: what do landlords need to know?
Insight 27 Aug 2021

NSW's retail and commercial leasing regulations have been amended, now requiring (in addition to the protections under the original regulations) landlords not to increase rent, and to renegotiate rent and other lease terms, before taking enforcement action against eligible impacted tenants ...

Will new continuous disclosure laws limit shareholder class actions?
Insight 19 Aug 2021

Following a period of temporary reform, Australia's continuous disclosure regime has been permanently amended in an effort to combat the upward trend of opportunistic shareholder class actions and to put downward pressure on premiums for directors and officers insurance ...

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