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Prudential Standard SPS 220 Risk Management (SPS 220): Risk Management Declaration - 1 October 2014

Australia - October 28 2014 APRA has confirmed that it will amend the Risk Management Declaration required under Paragraph 33 of SPS 220 Risk Management so that it will include

Misleading and deceptive conduct: be wary of the silences - limited protection for commercial parties under the ACL

Australia - April 18 2013 There is a prohibition against misleading or deceptive conduct in trade or commerce under section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) (the

Not so pyscho after all!

Australia - June 28 2013 A recent Supreme Court of Victoria judgment an analysis of Nicholas Alan Taylor v Haileybury 2013 VSC 58 has questioned the integrity of

When a jury gets it wrong

Australia - June 28 2013 In Karen Aden Willett v Victoria 2013 VSCA 76 the Court of Appeal was required to determine the question of whether a jury verdict on damages

Queensland Racing Commission of inquiry

Australia - April 17 2014 On 23 May 2013 the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry (Inquiry) was established in response to allegations about the management of the

Dallas buyers club fights ISPs for customer details ahead of copyright code

Australia - February 23 2015 While the telecommunications industry and rights holder groups work to reach agreement on an industry code to tackle online copyright infringement

Aged care alert: February 2015

Australia - February 16 2015 The Department of Social Services (DSS) has released a discussion paper outlining its proposed changes to simplify financial and prudential reporting

Protected action ball orders: what constitutes “genuinely trying to reach an agreement”?

Australia - February 16 2015 In the recent case of Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU, CEPU and AWU 2015 FWCFB 210, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the

New Guide to Securing Personal Information released

Australia - February 3 2015 In January 2015, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released a new 'Guide to Securing Personal Information.' Although the

Repetitious payment claims may be an abuse of process

Australia - February 3 2015 In a recent decision in Ku-Ring-Gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSC 1534, the New South Wales Supreme Court has addressed whether