We recently released an update on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill) which was passed by Parliament on 18 October 2017. The new legislation has now commenced. As of … Continued
On 18 October 2017, the Government secured the necessary support in the Senate to pass the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill). The new legislation will commence from a day to … Continued
The new financial year has arrived and it seems timely to remind you of the legislation that goes along with a ‘cleaning out’ of the archives. Before you press delete or shred that document, be … Continued
On 19 May 2017 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it commenced legal action against Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune) in the Federal Court for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code … Continued
For many federal, state and local government agencies that perform a regulatory role, risk is often an important feature of the regulatory frameworks that they oversee. Risk management may be the dominant focus of the … Continued
We have previously written about the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 (RP Act) which was enacted in June 2014. As many of you will be aware, the RP Act provides a framework of standard … Continued
With the ever increasing collection and electronic retention of personal information across both the public and private sector, it is hardly surprising that data security breaches are also becoming more common. Many countries have already … Continued
Regulatory bodies and other statutory decision-makers must ensure, when entering into contracts, they do not impose an unlawful fetter on their statutory discretions. If a contractual term comprises an unlawful fetter on the exercise of … Continued
Background In our recent regulatory update (ACCC set to target anticompetitive conduct by government), we discussed the Harper Competition Policy Review recommendation (24) that competition law be extended to all government activity in trade and … Continued
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