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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

Reading Room

  • Latest developments in Commonwealth fraud and corruption

    Much of the discussion on fraud and corruption in Australia has focused in recent months on ways to strengthen the federal public integrity system. With this in mind, the Australian Institute of Criminology and Maddocks … Continued

  • Changes to the ACT Lease Variation Charge

    As the Canberra landscape changes, property owners and developers are increasingly looking to undertake infill projects or regenerate existing properties. These projects usually cannot proceed without a variation to the Crown lease, either to add … Continued

  • New Federal Court decision calls into question relevance of internal legal advice to AAT reviews

    On 3 August 2018, Justice Bromwich of the Federal Court handed down his decision in Commissioner of Taxation v ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) (formerly EBS & Associates Pty Ltd) [2018] FCA … Continued

  • High Court decision on judicial review for legal unreasonableness

    In the recent decision in Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZVFW, the High Court allowed an appeal from a decision of the Full Federal Court, reiterating the role of appellate courts reviewing decisions … Continued

  • Trials and Tribulations: ANAO’s lessons for conducting a trial

    The Commonwealth Procurement Rules permit entities to conduct a procurement that is at or above the procurement threshold through a limited tender when the entity is procuring ‘a prototype or a first good or service that is … Continued

  • Agile methodology – agility with control

    Agile methodology is now extensively used in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects involving a design or development component. It comprises terminology and processes that are different from those used in a traditional contract, which … Continued

  • Report released on compliance and enforcement in the building and construction industry

    On 27 April 2018, the Building Minister’s Forum (BMF) released the final report by Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir entitled ‘Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for … Continued

  • Tackling fraud in the Federal public sector

    Interest in an anti-corruption body at the Federal level appears to be gaining momentum. The Federal Opposition has recently announced plans to establish a National Integrity Commission overseen by a Joint Standing Committee of the … Continued

  • Don’t let the sunset on your legislative instruments

    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

  • DTA: Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce

    The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, has released the Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce (the report). The report makes a range of diverse recommendations including developing ICT … Continued