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High Court upholds finding that Crestor patent is invalid

10 September 2015

In a much anticipated judgement, the High Court has unanimously upheld the Full Federal Court’s decision that an AstraZeneca patent relating to the blockbuster drug CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) is invalid on the ground that it is obvious.

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Key changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme

8 September 2015

The Minister for Planning has introduced key amendments to the Melbourne Planning Scheme to address concerns regarding the scale of development in Melbourne’s CBD.

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New Work Health & Safety Regulator in NSW

7 September 2015

From 1 September 2015, WorkCover NSW has been replaced by three new bodies with SafeWork NSW now the main WHS regulator at state level.

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DOCAs, material omissions and the spectre of bias

4 September 2015

This week’s TGIF article considers a case in which the NSW Supreme Court provides guidance for administrators as to the law regarding material omission or misstatement in administrators’ section 439A reports.

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Planning update for NSW developers

2 September 2015

Update on recent planning cases and legislative amendments for NSW developers.

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Financial services providers beware: ASIC’s regulatory priorities over the next four years

1 September 2015

Investment banks, issuers, brokers, lenders, financial market participants, responsible entities, company directors, auditors and insolvency practitioners are all in ASIC’s sights for increased regulatory scrutiny over the next four years.

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Consultation commences on fundamental reforms to trustee governance

1 September 2015

Draft prudential standards and practice guides released yesterday by APRA for consultation provide considerable detail on APRA’s plan to supplant new legislation mandating minimum numbers of independent directors.

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Competition Review: August 2015

31 August 2015

This issue includes the Court’s decision against OmniBlend for resale price maintenance and the Federal Government’s new country of origin labelling scheme.

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An imperfect approach - The need for timely registration of security interests

28 August 2015

This week’s TGIF considers a Federal Court decision regarding registration and perfection of a security interest, in circumstances where the grantor later became insolvent.

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New Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 (WA)

27 August 2015

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 (WA) take effect on 19 October 2015. A major part of Western Australia’s planning reform agenda, these regulations make changes to local planning schemes and amendment processes.

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