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Hamersley v Forge: the limitations of set-off rights in a liquidation scenario

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Accountancy firm found accessorially liable for the contraventions of its client

The Fair Work Ombudsman has succeeded in its prosecution of an accounting firm for its involvement in the underpayment of staff employed by its client, a Japanese restaurant...

21 June 2017

Development consent for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct ruled invalid – implications for staged developments

The validity of certain staged development applications, and consents granted on the basis of those applications, is in question question following Bay Simmer Investments Pty Ltd v State...

19 June 2017

Modern slavery risks in Australian agribusiness

Modern slavery is a key agenda item for the Australian Government and supply chain monitoring and reporting requirements are gaining traction as a preferred method of top-down anti-slavery...

15 June 2017

The Finkel Review – What does it mean for industry?

The Finkel Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market contains 50 policy recommendations. What are the real-world implications of this "Blueprint for the Future"?

13 June 2017

Technical insight and strategic foresight: CSIRO’s Data61 releases blockchain study.

The CSIRO’s Data61 reports contain scientific research on learnings from blockchain’s use, gives guidance on what blockchain could mean and shows how a future with blockchain might be...

07 June 2017

New automated vehicle trial guidelines: Getting Australia ready for the driverless car

Companies will need to refer to jointly developed Guidelines by AustRoads and the National Transport Commission when applying for permits and exemptions.

05 June 2017