LexBlog Australia

Publisher:
LexBlog
Publication date:
2019-10-04

Publisher

Latest documents

  • A Puzzle for Employers: the Future of Work Health and Safety Laws in Australia

    By Sarah Goodhew, Nick Neil, and Gabrielle Wilson Seyfarth Synopsis: The last several months have seen rapid changes in the employment and workplace health and safety space. With such dynamic movement, and then lots of commentary on each of these changes, it’s easy to view all these changes as one big jumble of puzzle pieces. And it can be...

  • Australian Privacy Regulator Commences Penalty Proceedings Against Medibank

    On 5 June 2024, the Australian Information Commissioner commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Australian Federal Court against Medibank Private Limited (an Australian health insurance provider) in relation to an October 2022 data breach. On 25 October 2022, Medibank notified the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) of a data breach concerning sensitive personal...

  • FSANZ survey reveals main food safety concerns

    Foodborne illness was the most important food safety issue identified in a consumer survey in Australia and New Zealand. The first Consumer Insights Tracker by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) revealed that nearly half of people had heard about a food recall in the past 12 months. FSANZ surveyed more than 2,000 Australian and...

  • The ownership debate: Intellectual property in AI. Who does it belong to?

    With the rise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in all forms, the question is becoming more present than ever – who owns the intellectual property in a work created with the use of AI? In Australia, there is currently no law specific to the ownership of intellectual property created in computer-generated works, whether...

  • A puzzle for employers: the future of work health and safety laws in Australia

    The last several months have seen rapid changes in the employment and workplace health and safety space. With such dynamic movement, and then lots of commentary on each of these changes, it’s easy to view all these changes as one big jumble of puzzle pieces. And it can be hard to know what the whole...

  • Books: New edition of Australian Medical Liability.

    The fifth edition of our book Australian Medical Liability is due for release shortly. It is available for pre-order on the LexisNexis website linked here. This edition updates the law, notably in relation to the peer opinion defence following the NSW Court of Appeal decision in Dean v Pope.  Cases decided from 2021 onwards have...

  • CISA Issues Advisory on Black Basta Ransomware

    On May 10, 2024, CISA, along with the FBI, HHS, and MS-ISAC, issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory relating to Black Basta ransomware affiliates “that have targeted over 500 private industry and critical infrastructure entities, including healthcare organizations, in North America, Europe, and Australia.” The Black Basta Advisory provides information on how the threat actors gain...

  • BIS Removes Significant Export Control License Requirements for Australia and the UK under the Strategic AUKUS Partnership

    On May 8, 2024, BIS published a correction to the interim final rule, further removing license requirements for certain items under ECCN 0x5zz. Previously, the interim final rule stated that all 0x5zz ECCNs referenced in footnote 9 to the Commerce Country Chart in supplement no. 1 to part 738 that were previously controlled for NS1...

  • Woman pleads not guilty in Australian mushroom case

    A woman facing charges in a fatal mushroom poisoning incident in Australia has pleaded not guilty to murder. Erin Patterson entered the plea at Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody. The case will now be moved to the Supreme Court of Victoria for trial, with the first hearing set for later this...

  • Passenger Reported Overboard From P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Adventure

    A passenger has reportedly gone overboard from the Pacific Adventure cruise ship as it approached Sydney, Australia. Nearby vessels and a police helicopter are searching the waters near Sydney as the search for the missing cruise guest continues. Newspapers in Australia report that P&O’s Pacific Adventure was due in Sydney Harbour before 6 a.m. but...

Featured documents

  • Australia Calling on Legal Technology

    Keep an eye on tech developments in Australia....

  • Listeria clue links firm to third death

    January 21, 2006 The Australian Verity Edwards THE smallgoods company at the centre of the fatal listeria outbreak in South Australia has been linked to a third death. The state Health Department said there was evidence a Victorian woman ate meat from Conroy’s Smallgoods before a massive recall of...

  • Banquet broke bride’s heart

    Ellen Connolly of the Sunday Telegraph (Australia) reports that it was every bride’s worst nightmare: the picture-perfect country wedding ruined by food poisoning from a hens’ night at the local Chinese restaurant. Country bride, Simone Sprenkeler, her bridesmaids and mother were struck down for a...

  • Fluids Given To Brain Injury Patients Impact Survival Rates

    A new study out of Australia and New Zealand found new information relating to the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries. The "SAFE-TBI Study" published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms that the choice of resuscitation fluids affects the chances of patients with brain...

  • Australia Struggling To Control Campylobacter

    Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning down under and is on the increase, with nearly 18,000 cases confirmed in Australia in 2007 (14,750 in 2002). This year, there have nearly been 8,000 cases. World Poultry Net reports: Concern over food poisoning caused by chicken meat has...

  • Law firm overhead – Can we cut?

    During our program at the recently concluded ALM Law Firm Leaders conference, today, Running Your Firm as a Business – A Closer Look at the Middle Office, I had an ah-ha moment!  The moderator of our panel, Ron Friedmann, Senior Vice President Marketing of Integreon, talked about Australia’s law...

  • Listeria Outbreak On Virgin Blue Airlines Came From The Chicken Wraps

    Virgin Blue is shaking up the airline business in Australia.   It made a big mistake, however, when it chose Wollongong’s GMI Food Wholesalers Pty. Ltd., trading as Australian Poultry and Food Wholesalers, as its poultry supplier. The airline used the poultry in “chicken wraps” fed to passengers,...

  • Australia Signing on To Hague Convention on Service of Process

    Australian law firm Clayton Utz explains the situation here....

  • Vioxx Decision from Trial Judge in Australia

    The news is everywhere regarding the Australian trial court opinion  in a Vioxx case. The trial judge’s opinion is here.  The court included a summary of its full opinion. The summary is pasted after the “jump” to the extended portion of this post. (Side note – One has to love the Australian...

  • Congressional Legislation to Overturn Morrison v. National Australia Bank

    The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 7143) (the “Act”) limits the Supreme Court’s decision in Morrison v. National Australian Bank Ltd., No. 08-1191 (June 24, 2010), to private rights of action.  The Act leaves open the possibility that Morrison will be ...

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT