Is a site audit statement worth the 'paper' it is written on?
In many transactions, site audit statements have become de facto certificates that a condition precedent or condition subsequent in an agreement has been satisfied (or not).
Multiples parties often rely on a site audit statement, such as vendors, purchasers, financiers, directors and decision makers within a company. However, are these parties entitled to rely on them? What does a site audit statement that confirms the land is suitable for a particular use actually tell them?
Maddocks partner and leading environment and planning lawyer Patrick Ibbotson examines the issues that may arise in transactions that rely on site audits.
Restrictive practices – Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
By Angela Wood
We consider the reforms for restrictive practices in aged care recommended by the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
Privacy Perspectives: Review of Data-Matching Program Guidelines and National Health (Privacy) Rules, and privacy impacts of proposed legislation
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is undertaking a number of interesting review and reform projects
Proposed amendments to NSW privacy laws released for comment
Proposed changes and issues, public sector agencies may wish to have their say on during the consultation period