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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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Maddocks and Osborne Clarke advise on toy company acquisition November 26, 2018

Monday 26 November 2018 Law firms Maddocks and Osborne Clarke have advised global toy company Moose Toys on its acquisition of UK toy company Worlds Apart. Under the deal, Moose Toys acquired all of Worlds … Continued

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Amended Security of Payment Laws passed in NSW – Overcoming the ‘Southern Han Effect’ and more December 3, 2018

Further to his recent paper about the The Murray Review of Security of Payment Laws , Mathew Stulic has prepared a follow-on piece about the Amended Security of Payment Laws Passed in NSW. This thought leadership piece … Continued

Council beware: New pool safety laws are imminent

The Victorian Government today introduced into Parliament the Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018. As part of the reforms, it is expected that the requirement for a register of swimming pools and spas will be introduced as well as routine inspections of swimming pools and spas as frequently as every three years.

Following recommendations by the Coroner resulting from an inquest into a child drowning, the Andrews Government introduced into parliament today new reforms that intend to boost pool safety.

The Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018 proposes, amongst other things, to require in Victoria:

  • the establishment of a state-wide register of swimming pools and spas
  • mandatory routine inspections of swimming pools and spas.

If the Bill is passed, it is expected that Council will be charged with the responsibility to maintain the register and carry out routine inspections. The role to be played by Councils will be clear once the Bill is released.

The Bill is expected to be released to the public on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

If you would like more information on the impact these reforms will have in your municipality, contact Maddocks on (03) 9258 3555 and ask to speak to a member of the Construction and Projects team.

 Author
Branevan Shankumar | Lawyer
T +61 3 9258 3692
E branevan.shankumar@maddocks.com.au

The Victorian Government today introduced into Parliament the Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018. As part of the reforms, it is expected that the requirement for a register of swimming pools and spas will be introduced as well as routine inspections of swimming pools and spas as frequently as every three years.

Following recommendations by the Coroner resulting from an inquest into a child drowning, the Andrews Government introduced into parliament today new reforms that intend to boost pool safety.

The Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and other matters) Bill 2018 proposes, amongst other things, to require in Victoria:

  • the establishment of a state-wide register of swimming pools and spas
  • mandatory routine inspections of swimming pools and spas.

If the Bill is passed, it is expected that Council will be charged with the responsibility to maintain the register and carry out routine inspections. The role to be played by Councils will be clear once the Bill is released.

The Bill is expected to be released to the public on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

If you would like more information on the impact these reforms will have in your municipality, contact Maddocks on (03) 9258 3555 and ask to speak to a member of the Construction and Projects team.

 Author
Branevan Shankumar | Lawyer
T +61 3 9258 3692
E branevan.shankumar@maddocks.com.au