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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … Continued

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  • Code of Conduct no barrier to academic freedom

    The Federal Circuit Court has found that a former James Cook University Professor of Physics was unlawfully sacked by the University after it made a number of findings that he had breached the University’s Code … Continued

  • Federal Budget 2019: $525 million dollar skills package announced for VET sector

    Proposed Federal Government spending for universities did not figure heavily in Josh Frydenberg’s budget speech on Tuesday night. However, it caught our eye that the Government has announced $525 million in spending to upgrade and … Continued

  • Constructing for the future: Part three

    In our third and final post in our SOUL conference 2018 series, ‘Constructing for the future -creating a community through innovative procurement method’, we will be looking at engagement with the community. Innovation, collaboration and … Continued

  • Constructing for the future: Part two

    Modular Construction – the way of the future? Partner Simone Holding and senior associate Louisa Nuccitelli recently shone a light on modular construction in their presentation ‘Constructing for the future – Creating a community through innovative … Continued

  • Constructing for the future: Part one

    On 1 November 2018 partner Simone Holding, senior associate and Louisa Nuccitelli presented at the SOUL Conference 2018 in Hobart, Tasmania. This blog post is part of a three part series exploring some key ideas … Continued

  • SOUL Conference 2018

    We will be in Hobart next week for the SOUL Conference and are looking forward to catching up with clients and colleagues at the various events. Maddocks partners Robert Gregory and Simone Holding and senior … Continued

  • Tweets, posts, updates and discipline – navigating social media and disciplinary action

    The issue of employers disciplining employees over social media posts continues to be difficult terrain for everyone to navigate. We have recently seen a Cricket Australia employee dismissed from her role as Tasmanian Government Relations … Continued

  • Academic freedom and the price of silence: university professor in hot water over climate change comments

    Peter Ridd, Professor of Physics at James Cook University, has brought proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the University, challenging a ‘Final Censure’ recently issued to him. Professor Ridd received the censure following a … Continued

  • Divestment of significant university assets

    Over recent years, the tertiary sector has been confronted with significant shifts in government policy, often requiring individual universities to make significant changes to their property portfolio to reflect changing education priorities. Maddocks has advised … Continued

  • Has Murdoch University altered the bargaining landscape in higher education?

    In a first for the university sector, Murdoch University has successfully applied to terminate the Murdoch University Enterprise Agreement 2014 (Agreement) under the Fair Work Act. Like many institutions, Murdoch suffered from the constraints of … Continued

Our contributors offer the latest legal developments, news and insights relevant to the education sector. Their time spent with clients adds depth to their knowledge – and they’re keen to share this with you! They come from different backgrounds, exhibit a range of skills and interest areas and deliver an all-around perspective on the issues faced by the sector.

We want to hear from you! Please join the discussion by commenting or contacting our thought leaders:

Brendan Coady | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6188
brendan.coady@maddocks.com.au
Rob Gregory | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3397
robert.gregory@maddocks.com.au
Lucille Scomazzon | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6212
lucille.scomazzon@maddocks.com.au
Simone Holding | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3858
simone.holding@maddocks.com.au
Angela Wood | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6298
angela.wood@maddocks.com.au
Michael Winram | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6228
michael.winram@maddocks.com.au
Michael Nicolazzo | Contributor
Senior Associate
61 3 9258 3306
michael.nicolazzo@maddocks.com.au

 

Sector Leaders:

Bruce Heddle | Education Sector Leader
61 2 9291 6129
bruce.heddle@maddocks.com.au
James Smart | Victorian Sector Leader
61 3 9258 3632
james.smart@maddocks.com.au