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Best endeavours clauses in MOUs

  • Minter Ellison
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

Be wary of including clauses in memorandums of understanding (MOU) that only require parties to negotiate a formal agreement, as such an obligation

Personal rights not an interest in WA land

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

One of the vexing questions in duty laws is the scope of the definition of "land". Since land is a significant part of the duty base, either directly

Land rich duty: ‘mining leases’ were not an ‘interest in land’ in Queensland

  • PwC Australia
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 11 2015

The Queensland Supreme Court held that the mining leases of Minerva Coal Pty Ltd (Minerva) were not Queensland ‘land-holdings’ when Sojitz Coal

High Court finds ‘SCAB sign’ dismissal lawful

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 11 2015

A 3-2 majority of the High Court of Australia (HCA) has dismissed the appeal of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), providing

Focus: Supreme Court decision limits the scope of landholder duty in Queensland

  • Allens
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 3 2015

The Queensland Supreme Court has held that mining leases did not constitute an 'interest in land' for the purposes of the former land rich duty

Queensland Supreme Court clarifies the meaning of 'interests in land'

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 2 2015

In a decision handed down on 30 January 2015, Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue 2015 QSC 9, the Queensland Supreme

The Wonnarua People's native title claim registered over the Hunter Valley region

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
  • -
  • January 19 2015

The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) handed down a decision on Friday to register the Wonnarua People as native title claimants over 10,000

ICAC challenged on director's duties and corrupt conduct

  • Minter Ellison
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 16 2014

In July 2013, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) delivered a report on corrupt conduct involving the Mount Penny mining tenement in

Native title rights and extinguishment

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 16 2014

In the decision of Western Australia v Brown the High Court has clarified the circumstances in which native title rights will be extinguished by the

Obeid appeal dismissed

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 5 2014

On 20 November 2014, the Full Federal Court handed down its unanimous judgment dismissing the appeal of Paul and Moses Obeid, whilst simultaneously