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Welcome to the July edition of our Corporate and Commercial Briefly.

>   Krok: Implied Waiver of Legal Professional Privilege by Partial Disclosure
>   Employment and Industrial Relations – Introduction of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015

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Krok: Implied Waiver of Legal Professional Privilege by Partial Disclosure

The recent judgement in Krok v Commissioner of Taxation [2015] FCA 51 (Krok) serves as a timely reminder that legal professional privilege can be impliedly waived through the partial disclosure of legal advice.

What is Legal Professional Privilege?

Legal professional privilege (LPP) exists to protect the right of individuals to obtain confidential legal advice.  The privilege protects legal advice given by a lawyer to their client, as well as communications in relation to actual or contemplated litigation.

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Employment and Industrial Relations – Introduction of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015

On 25 June 2015, the Minister for Social Services introduced the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015 to Federal Parliament. The Bill, which seeks to amend the payment scheme provided in the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth) (the PPL Act), is intended to create a more ‘fairly targeted’ scheme. Fundamentally, it aims to reinforce the Federal Government’s position that the paid entitlement arising from the PPL Act should be a safety net for those workers who cannot access, at least, equally generous employer-funded paid parental leave.

There are three main aspects of the Bill.

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