Bushfire rebuild controls in Wye River and Separation Creek

The Minister for Planning has introduced new planning controls to facilitate the rebuilding of houses destroyed or damaged by bushfires in December 2015. The planning controls, which apply to designated properties in Wye River and Separation Creek, were introduced on 4 April 2016 via amendment C89 of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme. Landowners seeking to … Read more

Beneficial reuse update

Changes to the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 (Regulations) are set to affect both the beneficial waste reuse and the waste transport certificate requirements. Beneficial reuse “Beneficial reuse” refers to the reuse of industrial waste as a ‘product’ or material in an industrial or commercial activity. Direct beneficial reuse (DBR) refers to the … Read more

Personal Data Flows – compliance following changes to the EU/US Safe Harbour

While Australia has a robust regime of privacy regulation and enforcement, Australian entities that comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP Entities) have the room and ability to step up to align their with the European Union’s (EU) higher level of privacy regulation and enforcement if APP Entities comply with the EU’s Data Protection Directive. … Read more

Welcome new Information Technology Partner

Josh Messing has recently joined the firm as a partner within the Technology, Media and Communications team in Sydney.  Josh brings extensive experience in negotiating strategic outsourcing and IT contracts.  His expertise extends to mergers & acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, business process enhancements, distribution agreements, telecommunications projects and general procurement. Josh’s clients include leading Australian … Read more

Congratulations to our national team

We are pleased to announce that our national Intellectual Property, Technology and Media team has once again been recognised in both Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide as leading lawyers in the areas of Intellectual Property as well as Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law. Best Lawyers Canberra partner Angela Summersby was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ … Read more