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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
Draft rules for how the Fair Work Commission will deal with bullying complaints have been released for public comment.
21 Nov 2013
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has just released the third and final tranche of the Australian Privacy Principle Guidelines for consultation. Consultations will close Monday 16 December 2013.
20 Nov 2013
The Federal Environment Minister has invited comment on draft amendments to the existing assessment bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland. Comments on the draft amendments are due by 6 December 2013.
12 Nov 2013