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Procedural fairness in adjudication?

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

Binding joint venture agreement or an agreement to agree?

The recent decision in Bacchus Resources Pty Ltd v Talisman Mining Limited [2019] NSWSC 1044 revisited the question of whether an agreement to negotiate in good faith so...

04 September 2019

Department of Commerce seeks input on $60m Regional Connectivity Program

The Department of Communications and the Arts has issued its Regional Connectivity Program Discussion Paper seeking input on the delivery of up to $60m funding for projects that...

27 August 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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Cladding Reforms In Queensland - Where To Next?

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.The Minister for Housing and Public Works has recently announced that the Queensland Government intends to implement a combustible...

06 August 2019

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

Amendments to NSW Security Of Payment Laws

This article was written by Steve Swan, Larissa Buriak and Lucinda EversonOn 28 November 2018, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (the...

01 May 2019

Timber Creek native title compensation determination – High Court gives final judgment

This article was written by Scott Singleton, Nick Testro and Johnathon Hall.On 13 March 2019, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the momentous Timber...

15 March 2019

Changes to security of payment regime under the BIF Act

Changes to the Queensland security of payment regime introduced by the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 will commence on 17 December 2018.

22 November 2018

Draft Legislation for Native Title Act Reforms

Exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018 have been released for public comment.

02 November 2018

Ministerial Direction No.19 – formalising the role of EPA Victoria in planning scheme amendments

Ministerial Direction No. 19 was recently issued by the Minister for Planning on the preparation and content of planning scheme amendments that may result in impacts on the...

29 October 2018

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