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NSW introduces stamp duty ruling on market value and GST in property valuations
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 16 2016

On 24 August 2016, the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue issued Revenue Ruling No. DUT 045 Market Value and GST (Ruling). The Ruling states that the


A glimpse at the changes proposed by the new Queensland Industrial Relations Bill 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 8 2016

On 1 September 2016, the Palaszczuk Government introduced the long awaited Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Bill) to the Queensland Parliament. The


Negotiating a settlement of a dispute
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 6 2016

When negotiating a settlement agreement keep in mind the general principles of contract formation. It is essential to ensure that your client's


Manners maketh the copyright infringer Court awards $60,000 'additional damages' for defendants' behaviour in copyright case
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

In August last year, this blog discussed the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Coles v Dormer. That case involved copyright infringement of house


NSW Court of Appeal re-examines the nature and consequences of a wrongful termination of a building contract
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 26 2016

This decision of the NSW Court of Appeal highlights the importance of ensuring that termination of a construction contract is effected in accordance


Casual service counts for the purposes of notice and redundancy pay
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

Last week, in AMWU v Donau Pty Ltd 2016 FWCFB 3075, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission held (by majority) that permanent employees are


'All serious offers considered': A reminder to remain reasonable and prudent when rejecting offers to settle
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

This decision serves as a reminder that unreasonably and imprudently rejecting an informal offer of settlement could potentially lead to an order for


Skyland scheme of arrangement - the possibility of undertaking M&A transactions during a scheme
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 17 2016

The scheme of arrangement under which ASX listed Skyland Petroleum Limited was re-domiciled to the Cayman Islands suggests that undertaking M&A


Assessing damages for rectification costs: in for a penny, in for a pound
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 10 2016

When considering a referee's award of damages for breach of statutory warranties under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) as a result of non-compliance


The High Court of Australia will consider Security of Payment legislation for the first time
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

On 28 July 2016 the High Court of Australia granted special leave for the applicant in Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd v Lewence Construction