Despite 2020 being dominated by the impacts of COVID-19, the pace of legislative and regulatory change did not slow down.
The analysis undertaken by Law Compliance indicates that more than 500 Acts and Regulations which had a compliance impact on their clients were passed in 2020, with the most significant developments occurring in the areas of privacy, employment, consumer, OH&S, criminal and corporations law. Each of these developments had, and will continue to have a compliance impact for almost all Australian businesses.
In this article, Law Compliance explores the most significant compliance developments and trends of 2020 and looks ahead at what is to come in 2021. These insights have been informed by recent legislative and case law developments, along with proposed changes outlined by government inquiries, releases and reviews.
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