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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Construction and Projects special counsel joins Maddocks January 17, 2018

17 January 2018 Maddocks has appointed Sefton Warner as a special counsel in the firm’s Construction and Projects team. Sefton brings to Maddocks extensive front-end construction projects experience, having worked on a number of major … Continued

Latest Article

2017: In Review – The biggest tech trends and events of the year January 17, 2018

2017 has been another frenetic and significant year for the technology sector. In keeping with Commvault and Maddocks’ joint mission to deliver you practical guidance, our end of year wrap-up highlights the most significant technology … Continued

Reading Room

  • Management of interface risks in major infrastructure projects – strategies to avoid derailment

    Delays to the delivery and completion of major infrastructure projects can arise as a result of the realisation of a number of project risks. One risk that has interfered with the delivery of a number … Continued

  • Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 – reforms and key amendments

    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 first tranche of EPA legislative reform

    The Environment Protection Act 2017 (Amending Act) received royal assent on 24 October 2017. This is the first phase of the Environment Protection Authority of Victoria’s (EPA) proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970. … Continued

  • How can you stop a B-double?

    It is now settled law that the existence of a valid reference date is the touchstone of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction under security of payment legislation. The ‘rise of the reference date’ has a number of … Continued

  • What amendments to the Building Act 1993 are now in force?

    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

  • Building regulations update

    The Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Bill) was passed on 11 May 2017 and is awaiting assent. The Bill was amended twice before it was passed. The amendments were mostly minor although further … Continued

  • Shared housing or shared dwelling?

    In March 2017, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal), constituted by H. McM. Wright QC, directed a council to issue a certificate stating that the use and development of land (as described and identified in … Continued

  • What’s your plan?

    The new Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and the Building Code 2016 (Code) are in force. With the confusion surrounding the implementation of these instruments, many in the industry are left to … Continued

  • Are you doing Federally funded building work? Building Code deadline for non-compliant enterprise agreements brought forward

    In December 2016, we provided an update on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the introduction of the new Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). A new … Continued

  • Scissors, Paper, ROC – the ABCC and the ROC are here

    In recent weeks, the Senate has passed two bills which have already become law. This new legislation establishes and gives powers to the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) and re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission … Continued