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DABUS is coming! Federal Court of Australia finds an artificial intelligence system can be an inventor for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth)

Insights - Australia

ATO taxation ruling: Characterisation of software receipts

On 25 June 2021 the Australian Taxation Office released its draft ruling Income tax: royalties – character of receipts in respect of software (TR 2021/D4).

16 July 2021

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words may not meet the new Serious Harm Threshold: New defamation laws have commenced

Model changes to defamation laws came into effect in several States across the country on 1 July 2021.

14 July 2021

Adopting an "if not, why not" approach to Government infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects procured by Federal and State governments are fuelling continued Australian growth and the pipeline of future projects continues to be strong.

12 July 2021

Australian Government releases licensing relief options for foreign financial services providers

On 9 July 2021, Federal Treasury released its Consultation Paper on options for licensing relief for foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) and fast-tracking the licensing process for FFSPs....

09 July 2021

Postponement of the removal of the head contractor licencing exemption in Queensland

On 8 July 2021, the Governor in Council made the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment (Postponement) Regulation 2021 (“Postponement Regulation”) postponing the commencement...

09 July 2021

2021: A year of financial services reforms – what you need to do and by when.

Most of the legislation to implement Government’s responses to recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission final report has been passed.

07 July 2021

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