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 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
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
On 27 October 2017, the High Court ruled on the validity of the election of a number of Federal politicians to the Senate and the House of Representatives in the ‘Citizenship case’. The High Court found a … Continued
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 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
As of 12 midnight last night, the election period commenced. This means that, from midnight last night until 6:00pm on 22 October 2016, councils must observe the relevant restrictions imposed by the Local Government Act … Continued
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