For more than 50 years, section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 criminalised the disclosure of confidential information without authorisation by current and former ‘Commonwealth officers’. This extended to unauthorised disclosure by contractors performing services … Continued
Following extensive public hearings across Australia, hundreds of submissions, a High Court challenge and several extensions, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services recently released its findings into the franchise sector. There appears … Continued
In 2018 and 2019, as parts of the real estate market have softened, the appetite and ability of the Big 4 banks to fund property development has reduced when compared to their former capacity due … Continued
Media companies, and operators of public Facebook pages generally, should exercise great care and diligence to vet, monitor, and control comments published on their public Facebook pages, as they may be liable as a primary … Continued
On 16 July 2019, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the establishment of a funding package of $600 million to fix privately owned buildings with combustible cladding in Victoria. Pressure has been mounting on governments Australia wide … Continued
We still see many clients whose disciplinary policies dealing with misconduct require sequential warnings before an employee’s employment can be terminated for misconduct, unless the conduct amounts to ‘serious misconduct’. The prescriptive nature of these … Continued
Developments in the area of modern slavery law are progressing rapidly, our regulatory change specialists keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in NSW. While the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act) … Continued
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA) introduced a range of measures intended to better inform and arm creditors in relation to external administrations and bankruptcies generally, but also specifically in the contentious area … Continued
The confusion and uncertainty surrounding the NSW Modern Slavery Act looks set to be clarified with the relevant NSW Minister referring the NSW legislation to the Standing Committee on Social Issues for review. We have … Continued
It is trite to say businesses must exercise caution when developing and implementing marketing campaigns for products in highly competitive markets. The dangers of being overly aggressive in marketing and media campaigns have recently been … Continued
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