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Australia's copyright laws could be in for a major shake-up, including the adoption of a US-style fair use exemption, if the proposals in the ALRC's long-awaited discussion paper, "Copyright and the Digital Economy", are adopted.
06 Jun 2013
Nominations under options and the treatment of mining tenements and primary production land under the landholder provisions are the subject of amendments to the Duties Act 1997 currently before the NSW State Parliament.
05 Jun 2013
Today the Federal Government tabled amendments to the Privacy Act to introduce the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches, the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013.
29 May 2013
In an area that is rarely tested, the Full Federal Court has come down in favour of recognising continuity of service with one employer, despite there being successive employment contracts, employment with group companies, overseas employment and ultimately a secondment taking place (Cohen v iSOFT Group Pty Limited  FCAFC 49).
28 May 2013
The Australian competition agency, the ACCC, is currently undertaking a review of its immunity policy, in light of the experience gained since Australia criminalised its cartel laws in July 2009.
28 May 2013