November 12, 2009
On 6 November the Bill received assent; however, some provisions are yet to be proclaimed. It transfers responsibility for regulating mortgage credit and advice, margin loans and trustee companies, from the States & Territories to the Commonwealth.   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack.
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The Brisbane Federal Court has ordered more than $1 million in total penalties against two truck retailers and three individuals in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for price fixing and market sharing.   Read more in the ACCC media release.
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On 9 October 2009, Fair Work Australia (FWA) handed down its first decision concerning legal representation in unfair dismissal proceedings. In Rogers v Hunter Valley Earthmoving Company Pty Ltd, Hunter Valley Earthmoving Company Pty Ltd (Employer) was denied access to legal representation in arbitration proceedings. Read more in Minter Ellison’s Alert and reproduced with permission...
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