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  1. Discrimination Law Update: More protection for religious bodies, more difficulties for other businesses?

    16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the wake of Israel Folau’s claim of religious discrimination and then subsequent settlement of his claims against Rugby Australia, the Federal Government has recognised an opportunity to enhance the statutory protection of freedom of religion....

  2. Penalty units are on the up and insurance for WHS penalties is out

    9 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following the release of Ms Marie Boland’s 2018 Review of the model WHS Laws: Final Report (Report), the NSW Government has sought to pursue some of the recommendations made by way of introducing amendments to the current Work Health and Safety Act...

  3. Silencing silence: Australia’s new whistleblowing protection regime and what it means for you

    30 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 1 July 2019, a new national whistleblower protection regime came into effect. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (Whistleblower Act) makes substantive amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the...

  4. Royal Commission Recommendations Implementation Update

    10 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    8 months on – Industry feeling the Hayne There’s no doubt that the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry captured the public’s attention throughout 2018/19. The Commission saw...

  5. Does the Royal Commission Recommendation on Claims Handling Pass the Smell Test?

    6 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    One of the key recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission for the insurance industry is for claims handling to be included in the definition of ‘financial services’ under the Corporations Act 2001. The net effect of this is to require...

  6. Your Guide to the Banking Royal Commission Recommendations

    4 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On Friday morning, Kenneth Hayne drove to Yarralumla to provide Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove a copy of the Final Report (the Report) of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Royal...

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