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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

Latest News

In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

Latest Article

The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

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

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