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Unlocking the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)—reporting requirements on modern slavery risks are coming

18-12-18 | On 10 December 2018, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) received royal assent after passed both houses of Commonwealth parliament and will take effect nationally from 1 January 2019.

Consumer Matters Issue 1

12-12-18 | In this inaugural issue of Consumer Matters, we consider the Australian Consumer Law highlights from 2018—including a look at the ACCC's current investigations andpriorities—and offer insights into likely developments in 2019.

Insurance Matters Issue 12

07-12-18 | We're delighted to bring you this 12th issue of Insurance Matters—recapping some of the most significant and game-changing legislative updates from 2018.

Family friendly work arrangements to take effect 1 December 2018

28-11-18 | In a move that enhances an employee's right to request flexible working arrangements, the Fair Work Commission has confirmed that from 1 December 2018, a model "family friendly working arrangements" term will be inserted into all modern awards.

Do State laws apply to the assessment of damages under the Carriers' Liability Act?

16-11-18 | Two recent decisions have considered the Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959 (Cth)and its interaction with State legislation. The presiding judges took different approaches to deciding whether State-based statutes apply when considering claims made under the Carriers' Act.

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