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The South Australian Budget was handed down late last week. The table below summarises the key changes that you should be aware of.

Welcome to the June 2017 HWL Ebsworth Automotive Industry Group - Regulatory Update.

On 25 May 2017, Industrial Relations Minister, the Honourable Grace Grace, introduced the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (the Bill) to Queensland Parliament. The Bill was drafted in response to findings of alleged exploitation and undermining of labour hire workers’ rights in Queensland, and it seeks to create a mandatory licensing scheme which will affect businesses across Queensland.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has called for submissions by 28 July 2017 on options being considered for laws to assure automated vehicle safety.

The Environment Protection Bill 2017 (Bill), introduced into Parliament last week, aims to create a modern EPA focussed on protecting Victorians and Victoria's environment from the impacts of pollution and waste. This will in part be achieved by bringing the review of health issues clearly within the EPA's competencies.

Vigorous Board-level exchanges are part and parcel of the corporate environment, but a landmark decision of the Fair Work Commission indicates these Boardroom tussles may now result in anti-bullying orders.

Following a new emphasis placed on alternative dispute resolution by the Building Code 2016 introduced in December last year, as raised by HWL Ebsworth in a recent alert, the Queensland Supreme Court1 has also further recognised the importance and enforceability of alternative dispute resolution clauses in a recent case, as discussed by Michael Hollingdale and Ross Williams.

The Federal Government has proposed a significant change to the usual process of paying GST in new property sales in the Budget released on Tuesday, 9 May.

Today the ACCC announced that it has appealed the Federal Court of Australia's decision to fine Yazaki Corporation $9.5 million for collusive conduct. The ACCC's appeal is to increase the amount of the fine significantly.

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