The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … Continued
It has been a turbulent year for the franchising sector – media coverage from the Senate Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), including allegations of unfair treatment of franchisees … Continued
The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued
On 18 December 2018, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) issued an important decision regarding the assessment of the site value of a heritage registered property (ISPT Pty Ltd -v- Melbourne City Council and Valuer … Continued
Where only part of a property is required for a public purpose, what valuation methodology is most appropriate? The answer will depend upon the particular circumstances of each case unless you are valuing the acquisition of land … Continued
As Melbourne grows, the supply of appropriately located, zoned and serviced land for industrial development is tightening, and brings new challenges to acquire and/or develop land. Here are some key legal considerations we have seen … Continued
Entitlements, bonuses and commissions Developers commonly offer commission or bonus schemes as part of their contractual arrangements with sales employees and contractors. The reasons are obvious: incentivised pay attracts high quality talent, drives and motivates … Continued
The major Australian banks have made a strategic withdrawal from funding commercial property development in Australia. Previously the major banks had a market share of circa 85 percent of the $50 billion annual property finance … Continued
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