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No leniency from the Fair Work Ombudsman on employment underpayments

The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters: A Game-Changer?

The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Convention) has been described as a “game-changer” in international dispute settlement.

31 October 2019

Provision of security is an ongoing obligation

The Supreme Court of Queensland recently considered whether a builder was obliged to provide replacement security in circumstances where the security previously provided had expired.

28 October 2019

Security of payment: the “pay now, argue later” attitude continues

In the recent decision of Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia Pty Ltd v Fisher [2019] WASC 352, the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered an application to prevent...

17 October 2019

High Court changes the position on Quantum Meruit in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32

On 9 October 2019, the High Court of Australia published their reasons in the much awaited decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32, a...

14 October 2019

Grounds for suspension: business-like approach to “reasonable cause”

A recent NSWSC decision has considered whether a Contractor had reasonable cause to suspend works for the failure by the Principal to pay $177.20 in interest on a...

10 October 2019

Serve your adjudication application ASAP, or rocky times ahead

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Niclin Constructions Pty Ltd v SHA Premier Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] QCA 177, emphasises the importance of...

26 September 2019

Delay and Disruption Protocol Revisited

A recent NSWSC decision in White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1166 has revisited the practical application of the “common sense” causation test...

23 September 2019

Procedural fairness in adjudication?

Recent decisions in Queensland and New South Wales in relation to security of payment determinations serve as a reminder that the tight time limits imposed on adjudicators may...

16 September 2019

Binding joint venture agreement or an agreement to agree?

The recent decision in Bacchus Resources Pty Ltd v Talisman Mining Limited [2019] NSWSC 1044 revisited the question of whether an agreement to negotiate in good faith so...

04 September 2019

Department of Commerce seeks input on $60m Regional Connectivity Program

The Department of Communications and the Arts has issued its Regional Connectivity Program Discussion Paper seeking input on the delivery of up to $60m funding for projects that...

27 August 2019

Electing to terminate – how long is a “reasonable time”

The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Donau Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 185 sheds light on how long a...

20 August 2019

Cladding Reforms In Queensland - Where To Next?

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.The Minister for Housing and Public Works has recently announced that the Queensland Government intends to implement a combustible...

06 August 2019

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