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The ALRC's long-awaited report on Copyright and the Digital Economy, tabled in Parliament yesterday, makes key recommendations that all rights-holders and copyright users need to understand, particularly the introduction of a broad fair use regime and changes to the retransmission scheme for free-to-air broadcasts
14 Feb 2014
If a pollution incident from your operations causes or threatens material harm to the environment, your statutory duty to notify the appropriate regulator under NSW law applies when you are subjectively aware of the harm (Environment Protection Authority v Bulga Coal Management Pty Limited  NSWLEC 5).
12 Feb 2014
The High Court has ruled that liquidators of lessors can disclaim leases, thus terminating the leasehold interests of tenants, in Willmott Growers Group Inc. v Willmott Forests Limited (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liquidation)  HCA 51.
05 Dec 2013
The High Court's finding in Apotex Pty Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis  HCA 50 that a method of medical treatment can be a "manner of manufacture" and thus a patentable invention, is not only consistent with the long-held view but demonstrates Australia's perspective that these patents bring demonstrated economic benefit.
04 Dec 2013
The Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 is expected to have significant implications for the resources industry, as it creates a new approval requirement for certain activities that are to be carried out in identified "areas of regional interest".
21 Nov 2013