When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued
Overview A case involving allegations of bad behaviour by a South Australian Councillor has highlighted the difficulties for Councils seeking assistance to address bullying and health and safety concerns. In this case, the Fair Work … Continued
In September 2017, the Victorian Legislative Assembly passed the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill will implement a land contributions model to simplify the infrastructure contributions system by requiring landowners … Continued
The Courts have again confirmed the use of the direct comparison approach is often the most reliable method of valuing what a hypothetical and willing (but not anxious) vendor and purchaser would agree to. This … Continued
Following the second reading of the Long Service Leave Bill 2017 (Vic) (LSL Bill) on 24 August 2017, long service leave in Victoria is set to become more flexible and easier to access for employees. … Continued
A special gazette was published on 1 August 2017 providing for the commencement of some sections of the Building Amendments (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act 2016 on 16 August 2017. The following summarises some of the … Continued
Following on from our recent eAlert regarding changes to the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006, this update includes additional changes on the legislation. Building Act 1993 changes The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act … Continued
Councils throughout Victoria and New South Wales use the Standards Australia suite of contracts for a wide range of matters from routine procurement of works, goods or services through to complex, one off projects. However, … Continued
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