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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. ...

Superannuation-guarantee amnesty, and proposed modern slavery legislation
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Two important pieces of draft legislation under Federal consideration are how employers deal with historical superannuation contribution shortfalls, and the possible requirement of employers to report on modern slavery risks and practices in their workforce and supply chains. ...

A cautionary tale – let sleeping employees lie
Insight 31 Jul 2018

A recent Fair Work Commission decision has confirmed that procedural deficiencies will render a dismissal unfair even where the dismissal involves serious misconduct. ...

Do you need a labour hire licence?
Insight 31 Jul 2018

New labour hire licencing schemes have commenced in South Australia and Queensland, and will soon commence in Victoria. The schemes aim to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry. ...

1 July 2018 changes affecting employers, and public consultation opens on Western Australia's WHS reforms
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Several changes relevant to employers took effect on 1 July 2018, including in relation to minimum rates of pay, the high income threshold, the superannuation maximum contribution base and penalty rates in certain industries. Separately, WA has moved a step closer to a modernised Work Health and Saf ...

Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct inquiry into workplace sexual harassment
Insight 31 Jul 2018

Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced on 20 June 2018 that the Australian Human Rights Commission would conduct the world's first national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to replace each of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman in November 2018 ...

Where we are with superannuation retirement income changes
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The Government has slowly been changing the superannuation retirement income system with the aim of increasing the range of retirement products available to Australians A number of changes have already been implemented and more are to come with the proposed Comprehensive Income Products for ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Have you been wondering what the Royal Commission will make of the numerous witness statements and vast amounts of other information collected from superannuation trustees in recent times You will find out soon enough But first there are some curiosities from the Round Four hearings to consider - ...

What might the PC review into superannuation mean for fund investments?
Insight 22 Jun 2018

The Productivity Commission Draft Report into the Efficiency and Competitiveness of Australias superannuation system weighing in at a substantial 549 pages contains a treasure trove of information on and analysis of a wide range of aspects of the industry ...

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