After languishing on the to-do list of the previous Parliament, the Local Government Bill 2019 is finally back, this time with additional reforms targeted at strengthening council election processes and councillor conduct standards. The 2018 Draft Bill … Continued
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 (the Bill) was introduced to the Senate on 25 July 2019. The Senate referred the Bill to the Senate Economics … Continued
In this Practical Action Plan for Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act compliance, our regulatory change specialists unpack the Modern Slavery Act which will require large entities in Australia to report annually on the risk of modern slavery in their … Continued
In anticipation of the 2019 Federal election being called at any moment, those working for the Australian Government are preparing for the Caretaker Period. Successive governments have accepted that leading to an election for the … Continued
Bibawi v Stepping Stone Clubhouse Inc t/a Stepping Stone & Others  FWCFB 1314 The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed the broad application of the stop-bullying jurisdiction to volunteers. Organisations who use … Continued
As we approach budget season, now is a good time for councils to consider the appropriate use of differential rates as part of their rating strategy. Generally, councils have broad and flexible powers in distributing … Continued
The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued
On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … Continued
Much of the discussion on fraud and corruption in Australia has focused in recent months on ways to strengthen the federal public integrity system. With this in mind, the Australian Institute of Criminology and Maddocks … Continued
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