In two recent decisions, the Federal Court has ruled against one of the ACCC’s favoured approaches when litigating manufacturers’ claims concerning the features of their products: namely, shifting the evidentiary burden of substantiating the manufacturer’s … Continued
Recent media attention on the underpayment of employees by some of Australia’s well known brands has increased calls for reform to workplace laws On 19 September 2019, the Federal Government released a white paper on proposed … Continued
On 10 October 2019 the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released its response to feedback received on its consultation paper ‘Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules’, together with the … Continued
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (BCISPA) gives significant rights to people who carry out construction work or provide related goods and services. Those rights arise from the issuing of … Continued
On Wednesday 11 September 2019, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Professional Standards (Standards) were published in a special edition of the Government Gazette. The Standards will commence on Monday 2 December 2019. They differ in parts from the draft … Continued
The Department of Home Affairs recently released the final Commonwealth Guidance for Modern Slavery Act Reporting Entities (final Commonwealth Guidelines). The release of the Final Commonwealth Guidelines means there are no excuses for reporting entities … Continued
Currently, there are two large national Royal Commissions conducting inquiries in Australia: • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Over … Continued
To implement the Victorian Government’s commitment to supporting renewable energy development through the planning framework, Amendment VC161 (Amendment) was gazetted on 17 September 2019, introducing important changes to all Victoria Planning Provisions. What does this … Continued
Managing the performance of contracts in any business is often a legal minefield, particularly when a contractual counter-party is falling short of their obligations and consideration has to be given to terminating the contract (whether … Continued
Franchising in Australia is a sector under scrutiny. The sector has been digesting the content of the Fairness in Franchising report and the inter-agency Franchising Taskforce has been established. In the meantime, the Australian Competition … Continued
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