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Vigorous Board-level exchanges are part and parcel of the corporate environment, but a landmark decision of the Fair Work Commission indicates these Boardroom tussles may now result in anti-bullying orders.

Following a new emphasis placed on alternative dispute resolution by the Building Code 2016 introduced in December last year, as raised by HWL Ebsworth in a recent alert, the Queensland Supreme Court1 has also further recognised the importance and enforceability of alternative dispute resolution clauses in a recent case, as discussed by Michael Hollingdale and Ross Williams.

The Federal Government has proposed a significant change to the usual process of paying GST in new property sales in the Budget released on Tuesday, 9 May.

Today the ACCC announced that it has appealed the Federal Court of Australia's decision to fine Yazaki Corporation $9.5 million for collusive conduct. The ACCC's appeal is to increase the amount of the fine significantly.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has recently signalled a crackdown on the illegal importation of asbestos through the issue of Notice No 2016/30, which sets out revised procedures for customs brokers to follow in order to show that Australia's prohibition on the importation of products containing asbestos is being observed.

On 9 May 2017, the Federal Treasurer - the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, handed down the 2017-18 Federal Budget. In doing so, the Australian banking sector has been presented with new financial, regulatory and dispute resolution measures.

The Federal Court has today ordered Yazaki Corporation (Yazaki), one of the world's largest makers of automotive electronics and wiring harnesses, to pay $9.5 million in penalties for engaging in collusive conduct with a competitor in the supply of wiring harnesses to Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota). Yazaki is the parent company of Australian Arrows Pty Ltd.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently granted a planning permit for the development of a 32 storey, 100 metre high hotel at 274-278 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

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