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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

Financiers and principals beware: new protections for contractors in Queensland

The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation imposing additional statutory obligations to ensure security of payment to contractors, following receipt of a favourable adjudication determination.

07 September 2020

Supreme Court hands down decision in Westgem Investments Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd

This article was written by James Wang, Emma Kay and Stephanie Puris.The Supreme Court of Western Australia has handed down its decision in the litigation concerning the financing...

31 August 2020

5G inquiry report released (no, it’s not about 5G’s responsibility for COVID!...)

This article was written by Georgia MacKenzie and Kate Creighton-Selvay. As COVID-19 continues to heighten focus on 5G – and the opportunities and challenges it represents – the Government this week released...

18 May 2020

Extension of deadlines to submit modern slavery statements – What you need to know

For businesses who are required to submit their first modern slavery statement in Australia this year, there has been an extension of time to submit these statements by...

01 May 2020

Modern slavery risks during COVID-19 – what you need to know

This article is written by Daisy Mallett and Daniel FieldingThe Australian Border Force has released guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their...

24 April 2020

What is the proper measure of loss where the insured property has no market value?

In an interesting set of facts, the Queensland Court of Appeal in Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Plc v DMS Maritime Pty Limited [2019] QCA 264 has recently...

05 March 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Reporting Obligations for Commonwealth Building Code Covered Entities

Recent media reports suggest that the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is facing increasing pressure to investigate builders subject to the national building code who do not...

26 November 2019

Are you in substantial breach of your contract? Unauthorised subcontracting & failing to appoint a Superintendent

Two recent decisions of the New South Wales and Queensland Court of Appeal come as a reminder to carefully consider your contractual obligations or risk being in substantial...

19 November 2019

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

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