Disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects typically involve multiple contractual relationships, often triggering separate disputes between principal and head contractor, principal and superintendent and head contractor and subcontractor (amongst others). While the most efficient … Continued
The NSW Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW Act), consultation draft of the Modern Slavery Amendment Bill 2019 (Draft Amendment Bill) and consultation draft of the Modern Slavery Regulation 2019 (Draft Regulation), were referred to the Standing … Continued
The principal document in many lending structures is the Facility Agreement. They are usually lengthy, detailed and complex documents. Understanding the key issues in a Facility Agreement is crucial as this is the rule book … Continued
There have been several changes to long service leave in Victoria in recent years. The most recent came into effect on 1 July 2019 and is in relation to portability of long service entitlements, with … Continued
For more than 50 years, section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 criminalised the disclosure of confidential information without authorisation by current and former ‘Commonwealth officers’. This extended to unauthorised disclosure by contractors performing services … Continued
Following extensive public hearings across Australia, hundreds of submissions, a High Court challenge and several extensions, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services recently released its findings into the franchise sector. There appears … Continued
In 2018 and 2019, as parts of the real estate market have softened, the appetite and ability of the Big 4 banks to fund property development has reduced when compared to their former capacity due … Continued
Media companies, and operators of public Facebook pages generally, should exercise great care and diligence to vet, monitor, and control comments published on their public Facebook pages, as they may be liable as a primary … Continued
On 16 July 2019, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the establishment of a funding package of $600 million to fix privately owned buildings with combustible cladding in Victoria. Pressure has been mounting on governments Australia wide … Continued
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