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29 Jun 2020
Insurance Council goes into hyperdrive for vulnerable Australians
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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29 Jun 2020
Enforcement of international judgments in Australia
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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15 Jun 2020
Temporary COVID-19 economic response: Virtual meetings and electronic execution
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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18 May 2020
Risky Business: How resilient is your business to a cyber attack?
As businesses continue to increase their reliance on data platforms (electronic storage, access and transfer of data) as part of their daily business practices; the associated risks of cyber threats and attacks can no longer be ignored, and must be factored into their risk assessment models.
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4 May 2020
An update in the Class Actions space following the decision in BMW Australia Ltd v Brewster
Lenthall v Westpac Banking Corporation (No 2) [2020] FCA 423: An update in the Class Actions space following the decision in BMW Australia Ltd v Brewster [2019] HCA 45; (2019) 94 ALJR 51
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4 May 2020
“Other insurance” clauses in insurance policies
A topic of constant debate within the insurance industry is aspect of “other insurance” clauses in policies. A significant case was the Allianz Insurance Australia Limited v Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London [2019] NSWCA 271, where a road worker employed by a subcontractor (Mr Dempsey) to Ba ...
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27 Apr 2020
SMEs access to COVID relief options from insurers until 30 June 2020
On 2 April 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued an interim authorisation to insurers under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) to implement certain relief measures for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) suffering hardship due to COVID-19.
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27 Apr 2020
Love is in the air, is in court of Perram J
On 24 April 2020, Justice Nye Perram delivered judgment in the Federal Court in Boomerang Investments Pty Ltd v Padgett (Liability) [2020] FCA 535. It’s a good read.
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15 Apr 2020
Section 163A – The rarely used safeguard within the Patent Act 1990 that may help Australia battle the Covid-19 pandemic
Recent amendments clarifying the Crown Use provisions contained in the Patents Act 1990 (the Act) could not have come sooner, with the Covid-19 pandemic potentially triggering the use of the new ‘emergency’ Crown exploitation of inventions safeguard, found in section 163A of the Act, to ramp up the ...
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6 Apr 2020
Bushfires, floods and now a global pandemic, what’s next for the insurance industry?
During recent times, the Australian insurance industry has taken a hit on various fronts. First, the recent bushfires across Australia which is estimated to reach $5 billion, then the hail storm which resulted in $1½ billion in claims and the floods on the east coast which is currently at $800m.
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