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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 to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

Are your employees entitled to unpaid family and domestic violence leave?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

All modern award-covered employees, including casual employees, are now entitled to a new form of leave to deal with family and domestic violence. ...

The Workpac decision – are your casuals really casual?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

The Full Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] recently decided that a casual fly-in fly-out labour hire worker was not really a casual and was therefore entitled to annual leave. ...

Confidentiality lost in court – restraining an independent contractor
Insight 05 Sep 2018

An independent contractor kept and used a client list, but the New South Wales Court of Appeal decided the list had lost its confidentiality because it had been disclosed in court. ...

Does casuals' service count for redundancy pay purposes?
Insight 05 Sep 2018

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has again considered the issue of whether prior service as a casual or seasonal worker counts as service when calculating redundancy pay, and found that such prior service need not be recognised. ...

Full Federal Court speaks on competing class actions
Insight 30 Aug 2018

In the latest instalment in the attempts to deal with competing shareholder class actions the Full Federal Court has ordered the transfer of four shareholder class actions against AMP to the Supreme Court of New South Wales where a fifth class action is already pending In doing so the court gave the ...

Solar farm wins court approval despite conflicts with planning schemes
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has approved a solar farm located on good quality agricultural land despite high level conflicts between the proposed development and the provisions of the relevant planning schemes Partner Bill McCredie and Special Counsel Rosanne Meurling review the ...

Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission alleges significant superannuation misconduct
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The list of alleged breaches are divided into breaches of the SIS Act the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act we consider each of these and what it might mean ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

As fertile ground for class actions the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime - there is no clear consistent means for resolving competing class actions. ...

Allens' submission to ALRC Class Actions Inquiry - time to revisit the checks and balances
Insight 14 Aug 2018

The Australian Law Reform Commissions Inquiry into Class Actions and Third Party Litigation Funders provides an important and timely opportunity to reflect on the operation of our class actions regime We have made a detailed submission to the ALRCs Inquiry in which we advocated for a renewed focus ...

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