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  1. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Lacson v Australian Postal Corporation [2019] FCA 51
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/lacson-v-australian-postal-corporation-2019-fca-51

    On 1 February 2019, Mortimer J of the Federal Court of Australia was required to consider a relatively novel question: can two jobs with the same employer count as one for the purpose of a claim for entitlements under ...

  2. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Large multinational implicated in adverse action breaches in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/large-multinational-implicated-in-adverse-action-breaches-in-australia

    In an unfortunate lesson for local and international companies alike, the decisions of Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd [2018] ("Keenan No. 1") and Keenan v Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2019] ("Keenan ...

  3. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Marketing fund disclosure: landmark judgment confirms that franchisors must take ultimate responsibility for compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/marketing-fund-disclosure-landmark-judgment-confirms-that

    In a judgment that bolsters recent announcements by the ACCC pressing franchisors to comply with their obligations, the Full Federal Court has confirmed a January 2019 Federal Court finding that a franchisor contravened ...

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Enhanced protection for corporate whistleblowers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/enhanced-protection-for-corporate-whistleblowers

    Following an inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ...

  5. Legal news
    16 December 2019
    Digital Platforms Inquiry - Australian Government Responds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/digital-platforms-inquiry-australian-government-responds

    The Australian Government has just published its eagerly awaited response to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report. The Digital Platforms Inquiry was undertaken by the ACCC in order to consider the impact ...

  6. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    TPG and Vodafone announce challenge to ACCC opposition to merger
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/tpg-and-vodafone-announce-challenge-to-accc-opposition-to-merger

    On the 8th of May, 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) officially announced that it had decided to oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty ...

  7. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A warning for sellers of goods to Australian consumers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/a-warning-for-sellers-of-goods-to-australian-consumers

    Following the over $4.6 million penalty ordered against Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd (Thermomix), sellers of consumer goods are reminded of their obligations to report serious injuries caused by the use or foreseeable ...

  8. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    A challenging time for employers in the Australian retail market?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/a-challenging-time-for-employers-in-the-australian-retail-market

    The last 24 months have been a challenging period for retail in Australia. While the challenges faced by the retail sector are not specific to Australia, given the size of the Australian market, the impact is great.