There are three main avenues for challenging a procurement decision made by a Commonwealth agency. The main claims are: breach of contract, on the basis that the tender documents constitute a ‘process contract’ misleading and … Continued
Throughout 2016 a series of judgments were delivered that gave conflicting guidance to practitioners about what they should consider when accepting a voluntary administration appointment. In particular, the decisions in Condor Blanco Mines and Planet … Continued
On 27 March 2017, Ministerial Amendment VC110 (VC110) to all Victorian planning schemes implemented significant changes to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ), General Residential Zone (GRZ) and Residential Growth Zone (RGZ). Complementary changes were also … Continued
In November 2016, the Victorian Coroner’s Court delivered its findings on the death of a man who had been living in a shed on a rural property for 16 years. Coroner Jamieson found the man … Continued
The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … Continued
The NSW Land and Environment Court has taken the rare step of imposing a custodial sentence on a landowner who refused to comply with Court’s orders to cease an illegal use of a duplex as … Continued
Over the past year, there has been an increased focus on employment compliance issues in the retail and fast food industry. A number of high profile brands have been the subject of scrutiny by the Fair … Continued
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