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Fixing Roofing or Fixing Prices? Concerted Practices and Social Media

"It's just a post for our followers. Nothing I write on social media can be taken seriously. No one else checks this page anyway."Social...

Australia: Digital Platforms Inquiry – Government Response Released

The Australian Government has now released its response and an 'Implementation Roadmap' (Response) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry...

Another Australian State Introduces Industrial Manslaughter Laws

On the same day as another workplace death occurred in Victoria, the government has announced new industrial manslaughter laws.Victoria next in line for industrial...

Australia: ASIC’s Final Guidance on Whistleblower Policies – Are You Ready for 1 January...

ASIC has issued its final guidance on the content of whistleblowing policies. ASIC's Regulatory Guide 270 'Whistleblower Policies' sets out what information policies should...

Digital Platforms Inquiry Review: What it Means for Australian Businesses and Consumers

The Treasury's public consultation on the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report has now closed.As we await the Government's response to the Final Report's...

Australian Government Cybersecurity Infrastructure Chart

We are pleased to announce the latest version of our cybersecurity organisational chart in which we outline the existing array of Commonwealth organisations and...

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...

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