Apple’s ‘screen-time’ functionality (and similar apps released by other developers) have changed the way we engage with our screens, allowing users to monitor how long they spend every day checking emails, messaging and their use … Continued
The introduction of the new legislation in Victoria represents a new era in workplace safety enforcement. All councils need to understand the new provisions and assess (or reassess) their critical safety risks to ensure that … Continued
Introduction With Christmas almost upon us, we have wrapped up some important employment-related developments for you to be aware of when heading into 2020. The Local Government Bill The Local Government Bill 2019 (Vic) (the … Continued
The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interest) Bill 2019 (Bill) will allow the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) to impose reconciliation fees on developers who have sold dwellings to foreign persons … Continued
On 1 July 2020, key components of Victoria’s new environment protection laws are intended to commence. The changes, contained in the Environment Protection Act 2017 (new EP Act), provide a new framework for environmental management … Continued
The 2016 South Australian state-wide blackout and the subsequent localised blackouts in Victoria and New South Wales, together with the 2019 bushfires and serious smoke pollution have reignited the discussion on energy security and reliability. … Continued
The fire in the Lacrosse building in 2014 Melbourne heralded the beginning of intense focus on the quality of building work in Australia. 2020 will see that focus continue. Many of the Victorian Government’s taskforce … Continued
In the current market, we are seeing an increase in purchasers challenging measurements and dimensions on plans in off-the-plan sales, often claiming that the property purchased is smaller than the product they believed they purchased … Continued
Since the issue of VCAT’s advisory opinion in May 2015 (Opinion), the retail leasing sector has been grappling with uncertainty about a landlord’s ability to recover from a tenant certain costs incurred in complying with … Continued
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