May Carbon scheme delay means a chance to get it right - The Federal government's announcement that the start date of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) will be delayed by one year should be welcomed as an opportunity to review the underlying legislation supporting the scheme and ensure it reflects best international practice, according to Clayton Utz partner Graeme Dennis. Clayton Utz advises on trans-Tasman deal - Clayton Utz has advised global appliance company Haier Group Corporation on an equity raising agreement with Fisher & Paykel Appliances (FPA). Clayton Utz partner reappointed to Takeovers Panel - Clayton Utz partner Mark Paganin has been reappointed to the Australian Government Takeovers Panel for a third three-year term. Discrimination and victimisation soon to be "adverse action" - Christa Lenard highlights some significant changes to the federal industrial laws which will expand the causes of action that have been traditionally available under anti-discrimination laws. Diversifying company boards - The latest EOWA Census reports a decrease in representation of women in leadership positions. Hedy Cray considers some of the issues surrounding regulation of gender diversity in the workplace, particularly at the executive level. Draft South-East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031: Key changes - Rachel Baird and Chantal Le Feuvre examine the key features of the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031. Draft Victorian Bilateral Agreement under the EPBC Act - Sallyanne Everett looks at the latest developments to bring about a Victorian bilateral agreement to streamline the interaction of Commonwealth and State development control laws. Emissions trading scheme bills introduced into Australian Parliament - The legislation to introduce a domestic emissions trading scheme into Australia, the "Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme" (CPRS) Bill and associated bills, was introduced into the Australian Parliament today. High bar for environmental groups seeking third party review of EPA works approval decisions - A recent decision will make it harder for environmental groups to challenge the Environment Protection Authority's decision to grant a works approval, says Sallyanne Everett. How free should information be? NSW FOI reforms released for comment - New South Wales is moving ahead with reforming its freedom of information laws with the release of consultation drafts of the Open Government Information Bill 2009 and Information Commissioner Bill 2009. Life insurers' prudential regulation to change - APRA's regulation of life insurers is undergoing change, with the release of a discussion paper and draft prudential standards on audit and actuarial requirements, governance requirements and fit and proper requirements. Local Government Bill reintroduced into Queensland Parliament - Local government reform is back on the agenda in Queensland with the introduction into Parliament of the Local Government Bill 2009, with changes that councils need to understand and take into account. National OHS laws one step closer with release of framework - In an important and significant step in the progress towards uniform OHS laws across Australia, the Workplace Relations Ministers Council has agreed to a framework for uniform national OHS laws which will now form the basis for Safe Work Australia to draft the model law. NSW energy efficiency legislation introduced - The long-awaited Electricity Supply Amendment (Energy Savings) Bill 2009 has now been introduced into the NSW Legislative Assembly by the NSW Climate Change Minister. Progressing FOI Reform in Queensland - The reform of Queensland's Freedom of Information regime has further progressed with the introduction of the Right to Information Bill (RTI Bill) and the Information Privacy Bill (IP Bill) into the Queensland Parliament on 19 May 2009. Proposed amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Western Australia - A new report suggests several changes to Western Australia's Environmental Impact Assessment Process, as Brad Wylynko and Monty Neate explain. Revolution in contract law covers business contracts as well as consumer contracts - The Federal Government's draft unfair contract terms law released yesterday for public comment will affect not only contracts entered into with consumers, but contracts between businesses, so many businesses across Australia will need to review all their standard-form contracts soon. Rostering changes lands hospital with victimisation claim - In Correy v St Josephs Hospital changes to rostering was found to be victimisation. Joe Catanzariti examines the implications for employers. The impact of the new Fair Work transfer of business rules on Commonwealth outsourcing - The commencement of the Fair Work Act 2008 on 1 July 2009 will change the transfer of business rules, which could have a real impact on Commonwealth outsourcing arrangements. Victoria takes aim at ambush marketers - Organisers of major sporting events in Victoria will soon have a powerful tool to protect themselves from ambush marketing and unauthorised recording and broadcasting, as Philippa Hore and Perry Wood explain. Watch out, scammers about - Asian domain name emails - A spate of emails inviting you to register your domain name seem to be yet another scam, say Philippa Hore and Mark Krenzer. Disclaimer Clayton Utz communications are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular transactions or on matters of interest arising from this communication. Persons listed may not be admitted in all States and Territories.