Changes to the Fair Work Act and the Productivity Commission final report

Monday, January 18, 2016

By Dianne Banks, Kim McGuren, James Pomeroy and Clancy King

The passing of the Federal Government’s Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 has made a number of modifications to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) in relation to parental leave, greenfields agreements and protected action ballot orders.     The Government has also released the Productivity Commission’s final report into Australia’s workplace relations system. The Commission’s recommendations to the Government call for substantial changes to current laws, institutions and practices, having the potential to significantly affect Australian workplaces if implemented by the Coalition.

WA Resources Update | December 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

By Justin Little, Mark Gerus, Emma Mcleod, Claudia Henfry and Lauren Shave

In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining and resources sector we look at an overview of the last 12 months, pre-emptive rights clauses, a case note on the Mount Bruce Mining Pty Limited v Wright Prospecting Pty Limited; Wright Prospecting Pty Limited v Mount Bruce Mining Pty Limited decision and an update on FIRB. 


3D Printing

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

By Lisa Lennon, David Krasovitsky and Anna Smyth

The last couple of years have seen significant advances in the realm of 3D scanning and printing. Importantly, there has been a rapid uptake of the technology across a broad range of industries and disciplines, improved access to printable digital files including by way of online marketplaces, mobile phone CAD scanning technology, improvements in printer technology, a reduction in the cost of the technology and access to a wider range of print materials.