Opinion

New mandatory data breach laws*

As the Australian Government’s new data breach laws came into force in February 2018, the Australian Government is still recovering from a scandal in which governmental documents were left at a second-hand store in filing cabinets....

The UK High Court’s decision on BREXIT

A week is a long time in politics.  This week has been longer than many of us would care to remember. Exactly one week ago on 3 November 2016, eager not to be outshone by their friends ‘Trumpeting’ across the pond, the High Court of England...

Judges of Jurisprudence: A Poetic Trilogy

Published by the Deakin Law Review in 1997/1998.  I CLASSICAL COMMON LAW A judge sits to give judgment, Propped up by the greats of Coke and Hale and Blackstone, And yet he needs none of them, except that they are part of experience. Always a he...

ASIC’s new guidance – disclose more, write less!

On 12 April 2011, ASIC released a draft Regulatory Guide (RG) entitled ‘Prospectus Disclosure: improving disclosure for retail investors’. The RG includes further guidelines on prospectus content and presentation. The draft RG is heavy on new disclosure requirements. In particular, it suggests that issuers should include...