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Update on the proposed electoral funding and disclosure reforms

12-04-18 | The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its advisory report on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, which aims to prevent foreign influence in elections and increase transparency by banning foreign donations, and requires registration and disclosures by organisations that meet certain thresholds of "political expenditure, including charities.

An age old conundrum—injury or disease?

06-04-18 | For years, claims managers have been grappling with how to characterise an "injury" under workers' compensation law—which is important because it determines whether a causal or merely temporal connection with employment is necessary to establish liability.

Congratulations to Sparke Helmore's five government and insurance 30 Under 30 finalists

29-03-18 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers congratulates Adam Cunynghame, Andrew Keevers, Leith Helsdon and Kelvin Defranciscis from the Government Group, and James Clohesy from the Insurance Group who have been named finalists in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

Sparke Helmore a finalist in two categories at the 2018 Australasian Law Awards

27-03-18 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers has been named a finalist in the "Australian Law Firm of the Year" and "Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year" categories of the 2018 Australasian Law Awards.

Array of new safety obligations set to hit Queensland's Resource Sector

22-03-18 | On 20 March 2018, Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham introduced the Mines Legislation (Resources Safety) Amendment Bill to Queensland Parliament, aiming to remedy perceived weaknesses in current mining safety and health laws, and better protect workers.

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Law Firm of the Year, Occupational Health & Safety Law, Best Lawyers in Australia 2019

Lawyer of the Year, Occupational Health & Safety Law (Adelaide and Melbourne), Best Lawyers in Australia 2019

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Listed, Government, 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide

Recommended, IT & Telecoms, 2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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