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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

Latest News

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

  • Can directors’ conflicts of interest be ignored if a company is performing well?

    Conflicts of interest of company directors are generally regarded as inconsistent with good corporate governance. They leave the company and the directors exposed to claims of breach of duty and oppression of shareholders. In 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

  • How will the new unfair contract terms regime affect Victorian councils?

    On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)’s unfair contract terms regime began applying to ‘small business contracts’. This change has the potential to impact local government as it gives ‘small businesses’ the ability … Continued

  • Charging default interest – contractual obligation or a penalty?

    The recent New South Wales District Court decision of Sayde Developments Pty Limited v Arab Bank Australia Limited provides a timely reminder of the importance of careful drafting for lenders who seek to charge their clients default … Continued

  • FIRB Reform Bill passed

    The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (FATA Bill) (which is a rewrite of the current Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA)) passed through the Commonwealth Parliament on 23 November 2015. … Continued

  • English Court roasts local Council over flawed tender evaluation – Part 2

    In July, we published an article on a case in the English Technology and Construction Court1 regarding a legal challenge to a tender evaluation process conducted by the Milton Keynes Council (Council). The Court found … Continued

  • The new Powers of Attorney in Victoria

    On 1 September 2015, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) came into effect, changing the way Victorians create and execute Enduring Power of Attorney documents. The president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, … Continued

  • Change of SMSF trustee: practical tips for limited recourse borrowing arrangements

    If there is a change of trustee of an SMSF, then the arrangements for the handover must take into account any limited recourse borrowing arrangement which is in place (LRBA). The outgoing and incoming trustees … Continued

  • The frenemy in Australian Competition Law

    I’m old, so when I think of frenemies, I think of Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie or Brittney and Christina. Younger colleagues in the office tell me that most of the ladies on the Bachelor … Continued

  • Commonwealth Procurement – the Australian Government Indigenous Procurement Policy

    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) recently released a Performance Audit Report called Procurement Initiatives to Support Outcomes for Indigenous Australians (ANAO Report No. 1 2015-16). The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of … Continued