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Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

On 4 December 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) released a draft law companion ruling, LCR 2019/D4 (“Draft Ruling”), which clarifies his view on the “influence” test under...

10 December 2019

Government moves to restrict inappropriate Foreign Interference in Australian Universities

The Government continues to hold deep concerns about foreign interference in Australia. Recent issues about influence on academic research are being addressed with new guidelines for the...

18 November 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

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

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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Is your payment claim invalid? The requirement to identify "construction work"

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.For a payment claim to be valid under the Queensland security of payment regime, it must identify the construction work...

31 July 2019

Regulating government access to C-ITS and automated vehicle data

Our experts discuss the National Transport Commission recently released a discussion paper regarding the regulation of access to cooperative intelligent transport system and automated vehicle data.

23 October 2018
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