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Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) amends a range of primary and subordinate legislation to ensure significant and fundamental consumer and competition regulatory safeguards and obligations currently applying to Telstra Corporation Limited, will also apply to the entities that comprise the Telstra Group, following its proposed restructure. Background On 12 November 2020 Telstra, Australia’s largest full-service telecommunications company, announced a proposed legal restructure of its business into three separate legal entities, to be held under a parent company to be called Telstra Group Limited (Telstra Group). According to the Explanatory Mem... Read more...

Australia and Magnitsky legislation

This Flagpost was updated on 25 August 2021 with additional information on EU sanctions. On 3 December 2019, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, asked the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Human Rights Sub-committee to inquire into the use of targeted sanctions to address human rights abuses. A year later, on 7 December 2020, the Committee tabled its report entitled Criminality, corruption and impunity: should Australia join the Global Magnitsky movement? The first recommendation of the report was that ‘the Australian Government enact stand alone targeted sanctions legislation to address human rights violations and corruption, similar to the Uni... Read more...

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