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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class and Group Actions 2015
31 Oct 2014
Colin Loveday and Andrew Morrison explain the basics of Class and Group Actions. This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class Actions, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
Major leap proposed for NSW planning enforcement powers
30 Oct 2014
NSW will get a new structure for environmental offences and major increases in maximum penalties if the Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2014 is passed
WA Government announces release of draft Work Health and Safety Bill
30 Oct 2014
It has been a long time in the making, but after much delay, the WA Government has taken a significant step towards potentially adopting the model workplace health and safety laws currently in place in all States and Territories other than WA and Victoria, with the release of the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014.
Faster than a speeding bullet! Puffery and performance characteristics in the 21st century
30 Oct 2014
Australian advertisers might find themselves all out of puff and in a court if they cross the line from literally unbelievable statements to objective representations, says Deborah Polites.
Clayton Utz partner named Telstra ACT Young Business Woman of the Year
31 Oct 2014
Clayton Utz congratulates Canberra partner Jennifer Wyborn on being named Young Business Woman of the Year at the Telstra ACT Business Women's Awards, announced this week.
Queensland's greentape reduction reforms take important step with passage of EPOLA
30 Oct 2014
Stage 2 of the Queensland Government's greentape reduction reforms has been completed with the passage of the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (EPOLA) on Tuesday by the Queensland Parliament.
Australian Government launches Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda
30 Oct 2014
Zac Chami says the overarching ambitions of the Agenda and the specific reforms set out within it demonstrate the Government's commitment to driving change in Australian industry.
National framework for remediating contaminated sites in the pipeline
30 Oct 2014
A proposed new voluntary national framework will provide guidance on remediation of sites including clean-up methodology, developing remediation plans, protection of workers and contamination monitoring, as Brad Wylynko, Claire Smith and Monty Neate explain.
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