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Less than one week remaining to make a submission to the Woomera Prohibited Area Coexistence Framework Review

In a Nutshell In recent decades, the Commonwealth Government (Government) has progressively sought to expand the use of the Defence testing area known as the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). In…

The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) – release of detailed design

In a Nutshell The Commonwealth Government and the Energy Security Board (ESB) have released detailed design proposals for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) for public consultation until 6 July (emissions)…

Inadequate Consultation Led to Unfair Dismissal Appeal

In a Nutshell In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has emphasised the importance of employers complying with consultation…

GST withholding for residential property developers

In a Nutshell On 29 March 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No.1) Act 2018 (Act) received royal assent. The Act creates a new “GST withholding regime” From 1…

The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) – new details emerge

In a Nutshell Following consideration of responses to its February 2018 consultation paper, the Energy Security Board (ESB) has recently released its high level design proposal for the National Energy…

National Energy Guarantee – further details announced

In a Nutshell On 17 October 2017 the Federal Government announced its proposal to adopt a National Energy Guarantee (NEG) though offered limited details about its intended operation. On 15…

Deductible Gift Recipients to be registered as charities from 2019

In a Nutshell In December 2017, the Federal Government announced that it would reform the administration and oversight of organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status to strengthen governance arrangements…

Labour Hire Licensing Act

In a Nutshell The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 came into force on 1 March 2018.  The intention of the Act is to protect workers from exploitative arrangements entered into…

Mandatory data breach notification – Are you ready?

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) imposes significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The amendments oblige many organisations to notify individuals who are affected by…

Foreign Investors Required to Prove to FIRB that Agricultural Land was “Widely Marketed”

In addition to the Government’s recent announcement that the purchase of electricity assets by foreigners will be closely monitored and attract conditions (see our previous client alert for further information),…

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