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Distributor dilemmas: paving the path with 'reasonable steps' under DDO

The Federal Court last week handed down its decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Firstmac Limited [2024] FCA 737. ASIC was successful in its claim that Firstmac Limited...

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Takeovers Panel orders The Market Limited to appoint two independent directors

Usually who serves on the board of a listed company is a matter for the company itself and others, including the courts, only rarely intervene. That’s why the Takeovers Panel’s order requiring...

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Forensic investigation reports: the question of privilege remains – Singtel Optus v Robertson

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has dismissed an application made by Optus for leave to appeal the first instance decision by Justice Beach. In this article, we consider the key...

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Australian artificial intelligence regulation: a work in progress

Regulators are grappling with the challenges posed by AI, and where to strike the regulatory balance. Submissions to the Australian Senate Committee tasked to consider AI reveal some of the key...

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