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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

Do you need to make a 30 Sept 2020 notification under the Qld Foreign Ownership of Land Register Act?

The end of this month (i.e. 30 September 2020) is a key date for foreign businesses with land interests in Queensland to ensure they have made notifications which...

04 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

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

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

06 August 2020
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Building Law Reform: Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)

This article was written by Nicole Morris, Isolde Daniell, Chris Seaman and Jock Hamilton.Further to our previous summary of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW), we now...

26 June 2020

ACT tries to hit re-set on property sector with LVC remission concession

This article was written by Chris Wheeler and Lachlan Forrester.After much anticipation, the ACT Government has announced a new (and short-term) 50% remission to the Lease Variation Charges (LVC). This additional...

26 June 2020

Building Law Reform: Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)

This article was written by Isolde Daniell, Lucinda Ower, Chris Seaman and Jock Hamilton.The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)As foreshadowed in our previous update on building reforms...

19 June 2020

Residential building reform: Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)

This article was written by Isolde Daniell, Lucinda Ower, Chris Seaman and Jock Hamilton.The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)As foreshadowed in our previous update on building reforms...

19 June 2020

Western Australia implements its version of the national code for commercial leases

This article was written by Kaday Conteh, Emily Bell and Carl Black .Western Australia has now given effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) through...

02 June 2020

Queensland implements its version of the national code for commercial leases

This article was written by Chris Pitson, David Bell, Mark Bayliss, Julian Bolger and Connor Fitzgibbon.Queensland has now joined the remainder of Australia’s Eastern Seaboard by giving effect...

29 May 2020

New Cladding Prohibitions in Victoria

This article was written by Amy Munro, Eden Bird, Kyriakos Tsoukalas. Planning Minister signals prohibition on cladding productsOn 27 May 2020, the LIV reported that...

29 May 2020

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