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New Queensland resources Common Provisions legislation has been passed

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 10 2014

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was last night passed by the Queensland Parliament, and is awaiting Royal Assent

When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?

Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice

Proposed changes seek to clarify terms contract provisions in Victoria

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • -
  • August 28 2014

Is your contract for the sale of land a terms contract? It might be, if proposed changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 currently before the Victorian

Lessons from Queensland - Legal issues arising from recent natural disasters

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 19 2011

In late 2010 and early 2011 Queensland was subjected to several devastating natural disasters, including widespread flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Acquisition "on just terms": the status of the "just terms override" in NSW land acquisition matters

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 7 2014

In compulsory land acquisition matters in NSW, there has been some debate as to whether the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Acquisition) Act 1991 (Just

New Victorian landholder duty model results in broadening of Victoria's tax base - part 1

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 19 2012

The move from a land rich model to a landholder model has broadened the duty base in Victoria with no corresponding trade-off

Contaminated sites: pollution without lawful authority?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 5 2012

The Court confirmed that lease covenants for the operation of sites are likely to be very relevant to identifying who's assumed the responsibility of preventing pollution

The Unfair Contracts Act and real property: should the seller beware?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 31 2010

Sellers of real property under standard form contracts should review their standard form contracts to identify terms which may be at risk under the new Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act 2010

GST and the incoming lessor - you might have overpaid

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 23 2013

You should consider whether you have overpaid GST and if so, take action to protect your ability to claim refunds of GST. A property with a sitting