Businesses in Australia investing in Indonesia and Indonesian companies partnering with, or supplying Australian businesses need to be aware of both nations’ increased focus on tackling modern slavery.
September 19, 2017
In this update we look at new laws for protecting vulnerable workers and what these changes mean for franchisors.
September 15, 2017
In this article, we consider the Government’s responses to some of the Report’s key recommendations, and the potential implications of these responses.
September 14, 2017
Ban on PCA cladding, closer scrutiny of supply chains and a renewed focus on end users: The Senate releases the Non-Conforming Building Products Interim Report on aluminium composite cladding
September 07, 2017
The construction and real estate development industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to modern day slavery. The risk arises both in the operations of businesses in this sector and in their supply chains. Despite the high risk of modern slavery in this sector, statistics reflect a low level of awareness of the issue.
September 05, 2017
New legislation has commenced in NSW requiring all local councils in the Sydney area to establish local planning panels for their local government areas by March 2018 (Planning Panels Act). This update provides further details about these changes and the timing of their implementation.
August 31, 2017
How to respond to the proposed Queensland Work Health Safety and safe building products laws, while the NSW Regulator moves in the opposite direction.
This month we have seen a large number of electricity industry developments and initiatives by the National Electricity Market regulator, operator and rule maker. Download the PDF to see the monthly regulatory update.
The first half of 2017 has been particularly positive in the development of green bonds in Australia. Green bonds are debt instruments where the proceeds are ring-fenced and used exclusively to finance or re-finance projects promoting environmentally sustainable activities.
August 30, 2017
Global supply chains and secure technology are two of the pillars sustaining our fast-moving, interconnected world. As such, not only are they critical to global business operations, but they are also a high-value target for hacktivists and cyber criminals.
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