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Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

The Victorian Government has now imposed an industry-wide shutdown of the sector.

22 September 2021

New construction industry restrictions in Victoria

On 16 September 2021, the Victorian Government announced a number of changes to the COVID-related restrictions that apply to individuals and businesses in the state.

20 September 2021

Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Reforms commencing under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)

As foreshadowed in our previous update on building reforms in NSW, various reforms under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) came into effect on...

26 July 2021

Postponement of the removal of the head contractor licencing exemption in Queensland

On 8 July 2021, the Governor in Council made the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment (Postponement) Regulation 2021 (“Postponement Regulation”) postponing the commencement...

09 July 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Planning Minister bans external cladding products in Victoria

As foreshadowed in our May 2020 article, the Victorian Planning Minister has now prohibited the use of certain external wall cladding products in the construction of multi-storey buildings....

20 January 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020: Sparking change to combustible cladding in Victoria

Following the fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne, the Victorian Government has sought to develop policy solutions to rectify the dangerous...

12 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

COVID-19 economic recovery in Melbourne - planning scheme amendment introduced to assist the Victorian hospitality industry

On 21 October 2020, the Victorian Minister for Planning introduced further temporary changes to provide greater flexibility to the hospitality industry.

27 October 2020

Extension of Commercial Tenancies Declaration

On 10 September 2020 the ACT Government announced the extension of the Leases (Commercial and Retail) COVID-19 Declaration 2020 to assist commercial tenants affected by the pandemic and...

15 September 2020

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