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How to Develop a Whistleblower Policy

Now that the Whistleblower protections have increased, are you meeting your requirements?About the Act The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) was recently passed by Parliament and will…

Woomera Prohibited Area Co-Existence Framework – Review Recommendations

In a Nutshell The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) is a highly-valued defence testing range located in South Australia’s north-west.  Access is controlled by the Department of Defence, with permits granted…

Frost Fans – Development Authorisation Requirements

In a Nutshell The installation of frost fans in South Australian vineyards requires development plan consent and building rules consent.  The ERD Court has confirmed that frost fans are acceptable…

Imprisonment for Breaching Work Health & Safety Duties

In a Nutshell A Queensland company director, Mr Gary Lavin, was convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment (suspended after four months) for breaching safety obligations through his reckless conduct…

Space Law and SME’s

In a Nutshell With Adelaide announced this week as the base of the new Australian Space Agency headquarters, the commercial space industry looks set to benefit from increased Government funding…

Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 – Victoria – Sunset Clauses

In a Nutshell The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 introduces significant changes to the law governing the use of sunset clauses in residential off-the-plan contracts by vendors in Victoria.…

Proprietary Company Crowd-sourced Equity Funding goes live today

In a Nutshell The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Act 2018 (the Act) comes into operation today, amending the Corporations Act to enable proprietary companies to access Crowd-sourced…

Northern Territory Liquor Licensing – “interstate” licensees

In a Nutshell New liquor “minimum unit pricing” in the Northern Territory came into effect on 1 October 2018. The new law applies to all sales or supplies of liquor…

Regular Casual Employee found to be Permanent: Workpac v Skene

In a Nutshell In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Federal Court has upheld that an employee engaged and described as a casual…

SA Liquor Licensing reform – new requirements for “delivery”

In a Nutshell The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017 (SA) introduces significant changes to the liquor licensing regime in South Australia.  Some changes have come into effect, others…

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