The Australian laws pertaining to the protection of whistleblowers has long been seen as piecemeal and largely toothless. There was no single law or framework, with the public and private sectors operating under different legislation. … Continued
Planning compensation is compensation available to owners and occupiers of land under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (PE Act) for financial loss resulting from the requirement for land to be acquired or rezoned for … Continued
Tropoulos v Journey Lawyers Pty Ltd  FCA 436 The Federal Court of Australia has provided guidance to employers who are supporting staff with mental illness on what constitutes ‘reasonable adjustments’ and ‘unjustifiable hardship’ under … Continued
In Fassoulis & ors v Mansfield Shire Council  VCAT 376, the Tribunal considered, amongst other things, whether the Council had issued a ‘clear and unambiguous written direction to cease’ for the purposes of establishing … Continued
The Queensland Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) commenced in November 2017 and introduced reforms to several aspects of security of payment in the construction industry in Queensland, some of which are … Continued
A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal considered the limitation period for a building action in Victoria in circumstances where no building permit is obtained, and no Occupancy Permit (OP) or Certification of … Continued
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