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Australian Government Announces Foreign Influence Taskforce for Universities

The Taskforce On 28 August 2019, Australia's Minister for Education Dan Tehan MP, announced the establishment of the Taskforce to Protect Universities from Foreign Interference...

Australia: Victoria’s Proposed Environment Protection Regulations Released

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have released Proposed Environment Protection Regulations (Proposed Regulations)...

Australia : ACCC’s Increased Focus on The Appropriate Handling and Disclosure of Personal Information

The boundary between consumer protection and privacy regulation is being scrutinised and challenged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), as the collection...

Australia: What ASIC’s Updated Regulatory Guidelines on Climate Change Disclosures Mean in Practice

On 12 August 2019, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) released updates to two important Regulatory Guides (RGs) to formally include climate change...

Australia: ASIC Proposed Guidelines for Whistleblowing Policies

ASIC released a consultation paper on 7 August 2019 seeking feedback for their proposed whistleblowing policy guidelines. The consultation paper and proposed guidelines are...

Australia: Digital Platforms Inquiry: Final Report Released

The ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report has been released with 23 recommendations for wide-ranging regulatory change in areas including competition and consumer law,...

Bite-size Briefings: Individual Accountability Regimes – Driving Improvements in Culture

Download publicationA series of briefings that take a "bite-size" look at international trends in different jurisdictions drawing on Baker McKenzie's expert financial services practitioners Individual...

The implications of Lorenzo v. SEC on Rule 10b-5

Background On 27 March 2019, in Lorenzo v. SEC, the US Supreme Court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a victory. In this...

Australia: TGA Weighs In On Cyber Security Expectations For Medical Devices

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA) has finally published long-awaited cyber security guidance targeted specifically at:manufacturers developing software for use in medical...

Australia: Modern Slavery Update: One Regime Starts, Another Stops

Let's first deal with the "stop" in New South Wales.The NSW Government has deferred the commencement of its Modern Slavery Act. The Special Minister...

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