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Welcome to the second issue of the KHQ Super Alert. This issue mainly covers numerous releases from the regulators. The ATO guidance on SFT reporting may be of particular interest for those underway with SFTs. ATO – COVID-19 early release integrity and compliance warning On 18 June 2020, the ATO released a warning directed at … Read more

New workplace manslaughter criminal offences – are you ready?

Victorian businesses face new workplace manslaughter laws under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) commencing on 1 July 2020. We have been advising businesses and holding training sessions on these news laws to assist companies and their officers to understand and rectify any gaps where there may be potential exposure. Given the hefty … Read more

Super Alert – 19 June 2020

Welcome to the first issue of the KHQ Super Alert! This issue covers a range of developments, mainly from ASIC this week. Importantly, the new RG 272 on ASIC’s product intervention powers has now been released in final form.  ASIC – revised timetable of ongoing work On 11 June 2020, ASIC published a revised timetable … Read more

Not such a big deal? Litigation funders to have an AFSL

Posted By and on 26/05/20

The Federal Government has announced that the Corporations Act will apply to litigation funders, bringing the regulation and licensing of litigation funders under the remit of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC). This move reflects the Government’s desire to increase the barriers to entry in the class action industry, and heighten the level of … Read more

When a casual is still not a casual

Perhaps unsurprisingly to some, yesterday’s Full Federal Court decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 (Rossato) has delivered the same outcome as the landmark decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene). See here to read our previous Skene update. Rather than appealing the Full Court’s decision in Skene … Read more

Technology update – analysing COVIDSafe

Posted By and on 1/05/20

As has been widely publicised, the Federal Government has launched its digital contact tracing app, COVIDSafe. In order to encourage adoption and allay fears on how the data will be characterised and stored, the Minister for Health has made a Determination under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth), which specifically prescribes rules around the collection, storage … Read more