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The Department of Home Affairs has issued its draft guidance “Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities” (Draft Guidance) for the new Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act).
The Federal Government’s new ipso facto laws, which were introduced by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth), impose an automatic stay on the enforcement of ipso facto clauses in certain contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2018.
In this insight, we summarise the new laws and take a closer look at how the reforms affect particular types of transactions. We also provide some practical tips for drafting and managing contracts affected by the new laws.