Background ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) services are marketed as interest-free services which allow consumers to immediately purchase and acquire goods and services, whilst repaying principal and administrative charges through a payment plan. Some BNPL companies have recently agreed to follow an industry code of practice, introduced on 1 March 2021.[1] However, BNPL companies are […]

Background The recent case of Diego Franco v Deliveroo Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 2818 concluded that a delivery driver was an employee of Deliveroo and not an independent contractor. The decision adds to the existing body of law regarding the factors which indicate the existence or absence of an employment relationship, particularly in respect […]


On 10 May 2021, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its judgment in Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd v Bryant, in the matter of Gunns Limited (in liq)(receivers and managers apptd) [2021] FCAFC 64. Industry commentators have suggested that the judgment in Gunns has the affect of abolishing the peak indebtedness rule.

This is the first part in a series of articles examining the legal regulation of deepfake technology and deepfakes in Australia and the possible future legal consequences. Deepfakes are a human image synthesis technique that is emerging as a regulatory challenge in the legal landscape. Deepfakes are a form of media content that have been […]

Navigating the competing interests between public health and human rights in light of a global pandemic: can government force you to take a COVID-19 vaccine? With COVID-19 vaccines now being administered in Australia, the question arises whether or not government can mandate a COVID-19 vaccine on an individual or population at large. “As mandatory as […]