Patents and designs – Public consultation on "for the services of the State"26 September 2017
The Australian Government recently released its response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements which was published in September 2016.
A guide to using the QITC General Contract Conditions training18 September 2017
The Queensland Government’s new ICT contracting framework was released in August 2017.
High Court upholds validity of ad hominin parole legislation directed at the Hoddle Street killer, Julian Knight11 September 2017
On 18 August 2017, the High Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Knight v State of Victoria  HCA 29 (17 August 2017), affirming the broad legislative powers of State Parliaments to limit access to parole for serious violent offenders.
ACCC launches first small business unfair contracts enforcement11 September 2017
In March 2017, we drew attention to the fact that the ACCC had announced that one of its enforcement priorities for 2017 would be a focus on the unfair contract terms protecting small business.