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First custodial sentences for cartel conduct in Australia

Australia - June 16 2022 Last week, the first custodial sentences were handed down in relation to contraventions of Australia’s criminal cartel laws, with custodial sentences…

Emily Ainsworth, Philip Aitken, Patrick Gay, Tomas Kemmery

Creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission: What does it mean for Australian business?

Australia - June 14 2022 Promised by the new Labor government to be “powerful, transparent and independent” with extraordinarily wide powers granted to royal commissions…

Leon Chung, Tania Gray, Elizabeth Macknay, Merryn Quayle, Mark Smyth, Anna Sutherland, Jacqueline Wootton

Sanctions Tracker - Update on Australia’s response to the situation in Ukraine

Australia, Russia - May 20 2022 On 4 April 2022, the Australian Government introduced a ban on the export of luxury goods to Russia. This includes certain food products, such as…

Priscilla Bourne, Shannan Casey, Leon Chung, Natasha Reurts, Jacqueline Wootton

Sanctions Tracker - Update on Australia’s response to the situation in Ukraine

Australia, Russia, Ukraine - May 20 2022 We previously discussed the Ukraine-related sanctions measures in Australia on February 23, February 25, March 1, March 15, March 18 and March 25…

Priscilla Bourne, Shannan Casey, Leon Chung, Natasha Reurts, Jacqueline Wootton

Australian regulator wins case against financial services licensee for inadequate management of cyber risks

Australia - May 6 2022 For the first time in Australia, the Federal Court has found that a failure to adequately manage cybersecurity risks constitutes a breach of general…

Peter Jones, Soraya Pradhan, Cameron Whittfield