April Accidental breach of section 77A notice leads to $40,000 fine - For the first time the Environment Minister has sought a penalty for the contravention of a Notice under section 77A of the EPBC Act. Dr Rachel Baird looks at what went wrong for the developer. Australian Consumer Law now in force - at least, most of it is - The first part of Australia's ambitious reforms of consumer law, the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 1) 2010, is now in operation - excluding the unfair contracts terms provisions - as of 15 April 2010. It is expected that the unfair contracts terms provisions will commence on 1 July 2010. Australian Law Reform Commission report on Royal Commissions - Could a cheaper and quicker form of public inquiry be established at the Federal level? Quite possibly, if the ALRC's recommendations are accepted, as Philip Harrison explains. BSkyB v EDS - unrealistic sales promises could cost EDS ₤200M - The high-profile case of BSkyB v EDS has aroused a lot of interest in procurement circles. Simon Newcomb and Andrew Hynd discuss the case, the lessons for Government procurement - and the mysterious role of Lulu the dog. Clayton Utz advises on Mungana Goldmines IPO - Clayton Utz has advised Southern Cross Equities Limited as sole lead manager of the $76 million Initial Public Offering of Mungana Goldmines Limited. Clayton Utz Art Award launches in 2010 - Clayton Utz will provide another talented visual artist with an opportunity to move one step closer to achieving their career ambitions through the Clayton Utz: LAUNCH Art Award 2010. Clayton Utz continues to promote top talent - Clayton Utz continues to promote outstanding legal talent, with 64 senior appointments across the firm effective 1 April. Clayton Utz opens for business in Hong Kong - Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz has today strengthened its commitment to providing its clients with access to the best legal services wherever they do business with the official opening of an office in Hong Kong in association with one of the market's leading construction lawyers Glenn Haley, practising as Haley & Co. Clayton Utz supports Centre for Social Impact - Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner David Fagan was pleased to be able to offer his personal congratulations to Clayton Utz Scholarships in Social Impact recipients Rosemary Cottrell and Janina Jancu, who attended a special morning tea in their honour at Clayton Utz' Sydney office this week. Clayton Utz welcomes leading securitisation lawyer to the partnership - Clayton Utz is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Jinks as a partner - reaffirming the firm's commitment to being a leading provider of legal services to Australia's banking and financial services sectors. European Google AdWords case - a win both for trade mark owners and for Google - The EU's highest court has struck a blow for trade mark owners whose marks are used by competitors in paid advertisements on search engines. Nicholas Tyacke and Kelly Marshall explain. Gordian Runoff v Westport important for the insurance industry and arbitration users in all sectors - The recent case of Gordian Runoff Limited v Westport Insurance Corporation  NSWCA 57 gives arbitration users more confidence as to the finality of arbitral awards by confirming that the grounds for challenging an award are very limited. Got a presence in the UK? Then the new Bribery Act will affect you - The new UK Bribery Act 2010 not only introduces tough new anti-bribery laws, but creates a new corporate offence of "failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery". Henry tax review - watch this space - The Henry tax review - and the Federal Government's initial response - will be released on Sunday 2 May. Is your direct sourcing justified? - When can an agency direct source - and how does it make that decision? Alexandra Wedutenko and Georgia Weichert review the rules and set out the key things to remember. Judicial review of refusals to make act of grace payments: When is it possible? - Michael Palfrey and James Stellios look at whether a refusal to make an act of grace payment is subject to judicial review. Kirk decision gives clarity to employers' responsibilities under NSW OH&S law - Maurice Baroni and Joe Catanzariti explain the implications of the recent High Court decision in Kirk for NSW employers. Less waste, more resources - Government moves to tackle growing waste mounds - The new national waste policy will affect almost every industry, so it's worth getting to grips with it. Claire Smith and Janice Lim discuss its key features and impacts. Major changes proposed to federal environmental laws by Hawke review - Nick Thomas and Tom Kwok look at the key changes recommended by the Hawke review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Modernising Victoria's Planning Act: Draft Bill's proposed reforms - The various reforms proposed in the Planning and Environment Draft Bill have the potential to bring significant improvements to the regulation of land use planning and development in Victoria, say Sallyanne Everett and Megan Schroor, but much depends on their final form. Profile: Steven Power - Steven Power is a well-known member of our Government Services team - and our newest partner. Profile: Will Sharpe - Will Sharpe has recently joined Clayton Utz' Government Services team. Resale rights for visual artists royalty scheme - administrator appointed - The collecting agency for the new resale royalty scheme for visual artists has been appointed, says Mary Still. The demise of state privative clauses: Kirk v Industrial Court of New South Wales - The High Court has sounded the death knell for privative clauses at the State level, as James Stellios explains. The environmental approvals process in Western Australia is about to get a makeover - In Western Australia, exciting and potentially significant changes in the environmental approvals process are underway, as Brad Wylynko and Amanda Burt explain. The High Court retreats from a rigid application of statutory procedural fairness provisions - Three migration cases have cast further light on how statutory procedural fairness provisions operate, says John Carroll, and the result is greater scope for reaching workable and sensible outcomes. The three OH&S Cs: Consult, co-operate and co-ordinate with other duty-holders - You might want to provide a safe working environment, but if you don't work together with the other duty-holders, your workers might still be in danger, as Joe Catanzariti explains. Update on proposed Federal occupational health and safety legislation - Joe Catanzariti and Graham Smith look at the latest in the implementation of model OH&S laws nationally. Victoria's Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act - streamlining key approvals - Sallyanne Everett and Hayley Jones examine the key elements of the assessment and approvals process for declared projects under Victoria's Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act. Who's aggrieved? High Court gives greater scope for seeking deregistration of a rival's trade mark - The High Court's decision in Health World Ltd v Shin-Sun Australia Pty Ltd  HCA 13 will make it easier to apply to remove a competitor's mark that may have been wrongly made or which wrongly remains on the Trade Marks Register. 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.