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Human rights and climate change intersect in new Qld coal challenge

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

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

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