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Focus: can you make a supply merely by tolerating something?
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • December 8 2014

In an important ruling, the High Court has decided that a purchaser of leased premises will make a supply of the leased premises when, after

Thompson Residential Pty Ltd v Tran 2014 QDC 156
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 3 2014

It was held that section 84(2) of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) (Act) excludes any contractual or restitutionary remedy where the

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

Foreign investment changes flagged by Australian government
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 12 2015

Changes to the Commonwealth Government's foreign investment policy have been outlined in the Options Paper released on 25 February 2015, called

Occupiers' liability: the landlord, the owners corporation, the criminal and the entrant
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 16 2015

A number of High Court and NSW Court of Appeal cases illustrate the nature and scope of the duty owed by an absent landlord vis-a-vis a tenant

How to access your neighbour's land to carry out work
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 25 2015

If negotiations to access neighbouring land fail, consider the criteria that must be met in order to obtain an easement or access order. Obtaining

Vendor’s statements: important changes of relevance to water authorities
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 4 2015

Water authorities (like all other vendors) are bound by section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Act) to disclose certain information to prospective

Building energy certificates made easier
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

Building owners and their agents will welcome reforms to the Building Energy Efficiency Act 2010 (Cth) (Act) to streamline administrative processes

Counting the costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 5 2015

It has now been over 12 months since the basis for awarding costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court (P&E Court) was fundamentally changed

Foreign investment into residential real estate and agriculture - 26 February 2015
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • February 26 2015

The Government has released an Options Paper for reforms to Australia's foreign investment framework for residential real estate and agriculture