Tricia Hobson

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International Women’s Day 2017: Why fixing women isn’t the answer

“The best people to break up the old boys’ club are the boys,” says Catherine Fox, one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. Fox was guest speaker at Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2017 International Women’s Day event.  She is also a journalist and the author of the soon-to-be-released “Stop Fixing Women:  Why Building … Continue reading

Messages from our second annual insurance seminar: Future Ready – Sustainable Cities

Environmental class actions. Pandemics.  ESG principles.  These were some of the topics of discussion at Norton Rose Fulbright’s second annual insurance seminar, Future Ready – Sustainable Cities, held in Sydney on 3 February. The rise of the ‘megacity’ – cities with a population of over 10 million people – was the springboard for the lively … Continue reading

2016 Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill – latest update

After much anticipation, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into the Parliament on 19 October 2016.  If passed, organisations and Commonwealth government agencies subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will be required to notify affected individuals and the Australian Privacy Commissioner of ‘eligible data breaches’.  This affects Commonwealth … Continue reading

5 Key Messages from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Insurance Panel Discussion

“The insurance industry is already evolving, and is now on the doorstep of major change.  The challenge is for us to adapt.”  This was one of the main themes of an insurance industry panel discussion held by Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney on 4 February 2016 titled Consolidation, Competition and Challenges on the Global Insurance … Continue reading

Cyber Terrorism: Australian laws create coverage gap

The risk of a cyber attack being carried out on critical infrastructure is a real one, with losses extending to business interruption, property damage and personal injury. Around the world we have already seen examples of such cyber attacks, involving  a power plant in Ukraine, a uranium enrichment plant in Iran and, closer to home, … Continue reading
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