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The CI-SONs amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure legislation has come into effect

The CI-SONs amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure legislation has come into effect

On 2 December 2021 changes to legislation came into force that gives the Government strong powers to take action in relation to cyber security incidents affecting ‘critical infrastructure...

15 December 2021

Report from Project Atom – Australia’s wholesale CBDC experiment – released

Through examining both the CBDC and its use, Project Atom demonstrates the potential to improve operational efficiency, risk management and innovation in wholesale funding.

08 December 2021

An Australian privacy law reform double-header

An exposure draft has been released of a Bill that would require the development of a new binding code under the Australian Privacy Act to impose enhanced compliance...

26 October 2021

A more accessible Consumer Data Right

Recent legislative amendments aimed at improving accessibility of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) mark a significant leap forward for the CDR regime.

19 October 2021

New Digital Identity Bill – Digital Identity System expands to States and private sector

The Commonwealth proposes to expand its digital identity system to allow greater participation by States, Territories and the private sector in order to give more government agencies and...

15 October 2021

Australian Government unveils its Ransomware Action Plan

New mandatory ransomware incident notification requirements for large Australian businesses, new and stronger criminal offences applicable to cybercriminals.

14 October 2021

PJCIS recommends splitting Critical Infrastructure Bill in two to address immediate threats and provide greater certainty

The PJCIS recommends the urgent passing of the parts of the SOCI Bill that expand the scope of critical infrastructure sectors.

05 October 2021

Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

On 8 September 2021, the High Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller; Nationwide News Pty Limited...

14 September 2021

Direct .au domain names set to launch – what you need to know

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), the entity responsible for developing and administering rules for .au domain names, has announced that from 24 March 2022, entities will be able...

06 September 2021

Mandatory JobKeeper reporting for listed entities: legislation passed

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to require listed entities to provide a notice to their market operator containing certain details about payments they received...

03 September 2021

ACCC merger reforms: more revolution than evolution

The ACCC has just unveiled its long-awaited merger reform proposals.

27 August 2021

Lights on for the CDR in the energy sector

Over a year after the formal expansion of the CDR to the energy sector, Treasury has released draft amendments outlining how the energy sector CDR will be operationalised....

25 August 2021

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