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Insolvency

New Bankruptcy Regulations 2021

Key Takeaways The new Bankruptcy Regulations 2021 (Cth) (Incoming Regulations) commenced on 1 April 2021. The Regulations substantively update the Bankruptcy Regulations 1966 (Cth) (Sunsetting…
Commercial Advice

A win for consumers and small business: Federal Court extends the reach of unconscionable conduct

In a watershed decision on 19 March 2021, the full Federal Court upheld an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against…
Employment

Parliament passes Omnibus Bill

Key Takeaways The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 has been passed by Parliament, albeit in a significantly compromised form…
Law
End of the line for COVID response legislation
Employment
Penalty suspended due to reliance on franchisor’s advice about pay
Employment
Uber drivers defined as “workers” in UK
Corporate Governance
New laws introduced to target illegal phoenix activity
Employment
February 2021: Employment Update
Law
Proposed legislation to impose record high fines for trolls

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