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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Industrial class action funders fair game in security for costs applications: Turner v Tesa Mining (NSW) Pty Limited [2019] FCA 1644

Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd (MAC) has successfully obtained security for costs orders against the litigation funder in the twin labour-hire class actions it is currently defending. ...

21 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

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

Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy – Call for Views

The Commonwealth Government has recently published a discussion paper inviting comment on potential changes to Australia’s cyber security regime, as part of a 2020 strategy to ensure Australia’s...

08 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

The Future of 5G: Government Enquiry

5G, the next evolution of mobile technology, has already landed in Australia with both Telstra and Optus recently launching 5G products in selected areas. When it is fully...

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

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

Political Donations: To disclose or not to disclose

Reporting deadlines are approaching for the disclosure of federal political donations. Do you have a clear idea of what spending is reportable?

13 August 2019

APRA Capability Review June 2019 | More Experienced, Tougher And Transparent

This article was written by Sarah Yu.Following a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government announced a review...

09 August 2019

ACCC To Examine The Murray Darling Basin Water Markets

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

09 August 2019
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