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COVIDSafe – what we now know
Insight 27 Apr 2020

On Sunday, the Australian Government launched its voluntary digital contact tracing app 'COVIDSafe', along with the app's Privacy Policy, an independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and the Department of Health's response to that PIA. The Chief Medical Officer has predicted that the application will have been downloaded more than 2 million times by the end of Monday. ...

Trace but don't track – Australia's approach to digital contact tracing
Insight 21 Apr 2020

The Australian Government has flagged that Australia's baseline 'social distancing' restrictions may be eased more quickly if, among other things, at least 40% of Australians download and use a new voluntary digital contact tracing app, 'COVID Trace'. The announcement has sparked significant debate ...

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the startup ecosystem
Insight 20 Apr 2020

Public markets in Australia have fallen by almost 25% from the highs reached in late February 2020 as a result of the financial downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Linklaters has also ...

ASIC's new work schedule and priorities in light of the COVID-19 crisis
Insight 16 Apr 2020

On 14 April, ASIC published a media release detailing changes to its regulatory framework and priorities in light of COVID-19. This follows an earlier statement by ASIC, which indicated that it would temporarily change its regulatory work and priorities to allow it and regulated entities to focus on the impact of COVID-19. ...

PNG's response to COVID-19
Insight 16 Apr 2020

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 2019, or 'COVID-19', a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of 16 April 2020, most countries around the world have reported cases of ...

COVID-19 and class action risk – some (early) lessons for Australia from overseas
Insight 16 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Australia and the world, its impact is being felt across every industry. With the pandemic at a relatively early stage, the virus has disrupted supply chains and shuttered businesses, resulting in record levels of unemployment and unprecedented market volatility. ...

The latest ACCC authorisations letting businesses work together during the pandemic; a spanner in the works for a power tool distributor's plans to set minimum prices; and ACCC COVID-19 Taskforce's success with early intervention
Insight 14 Apr 2020

ACCC grants further authorisations to allow businesses to work together during pandemic; competition in the hot seat to drive economic recovery, says ACCC Chair Rod Sims; ACCC calls on 1300 Austral ...

Using tech and data in a crisis – contact tracing
Insight 09 Apr 2020

Data analysis, and the technology that facilitates it, is currently playing a critical role in the global and national efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the front-line health response, it has become a core part of the daily calculations made by governments and health organisations. ...

Takeover response in a COVID-19 environment: it's about being prepared
Insight 09 Apr 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact ASX-listed entities across all sectors. Among others, market volatility and uncertain business conditions have made M&A challenging in the immediate term.  ...

COVID-19: Fair Work Act changes and JobKeeper scheme
Insight 09 Apr 2020

Businesses that are eligible for the JobKeeper scheme will have more flexibility under the Fair Work Act to make changes to manage the workplace impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as standing down employees or reducing their hours. ...

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