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(Cyber)Crime And Punishment: A Snapshot Of The New Mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

(Cyber)Crime And Punishment: A Snapshot Of The New Mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

From 22 February 2018, any entity subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Australian Privacy Principles must report any instance of ‘eligible data breach’ to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and any individuals who may be potentially affected by that breach.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about the new scheme, and what you can do to manage the risk of data breaches, in less than 5 minutes.

New South Wales Government Commissions Inquiry Into Retirement Villages Industry

New South Wales Government Commissions Inquiry Into Retirement Villages Industry

The New South Wales Government has commissioned Kathryn Greiner AO to lead an inquiry into the retirement village sector.  The focus of the inquiry includes whether operators are acting honestly, fairly and in accordance with their regulatory obligations.

Queensland Government Proposes Big Changes to the Retirement Villages Act (QLD)

Queensland Government Proposes Big Changes to the Retirement Villages Act (QLD)

The Queensland Government has introduced a Bill which proposes significant amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld).  If enacted, these changes will require many operators to update their risk management policies, contracts and prescribed forms.

Inquiry Into Small Business Loans Released

Inquiry Into Small Business Loans Released

This month, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman released the long-awaited Inquiry Into Small Business Loans (the "Carnell Report").  The report makes 15 recommendations, which collectively seek to make it easier for small businesses to secure funding on reasonable terms.