It is all too easy to be beaten by the timeframes that lead to legislative instruments sunsetting, with unintended results. In this article we remind Commonwealth agencies of the systems needed to avoid this, and of the … Continued
On 24 May 2017, the Government introduced the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Bill) into the Parliament. The Bill is intended to implement Australia’s international obligations under the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the World Trade … Continued
In February 2016, Australia and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between a range of countries in the Pacific region. Chapter 15 of the TPP includes a number of … Continued
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
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
A great summer read, the 2016 in Review details the important decisions of 2016 and their impact on employment policies and practices. Click here to download.
For many federal, state and local government agencies that perform a regulatory role, risk is often an important feature of the regulatory frameworks that they oversee. Risk management may be the dominant focus of the … Continued
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