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High Court clarifies builders’ duty of care to developers and owners for economic loss
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 30 2014

Earlier this month, the High Court of Australia delivered its judgement, unanimously overturning the NSW Court of Appeal, in Brookfield Multiplex Ltd

E-conveyancing roll-out continues
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • October 29 2014

The roll-out of e-conveyancing has been continuing across Australia. In Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, transactions with the major

Amended act means tougher planning enforcement
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • October 28 2014

New changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (Planning Act) are proposed by the Environmental Planning and Assessment

Retirement village budgets and expenditure in the spotlight again
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 16 2014

Some of the most commonly disputed issues in retirement villages are budgets, expenditure and capital replacement v capital maintenance. Recently the

Focus: new Port Zone for Geelong, Hastings and Portland
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • October 17 2014

A new 'Port Zone' has been applied to three major Victorian ports, at Geelong, Hastings and Portland, with announcements that it will make it easier

One-stop-shop for environmental approvals hits a road block in the Senate
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • October 29 2014

The Australian Government's plans to introduce a one-stop-shop for environmental approvals has stalled after the Australian Greens secured an

RK property insights March 2015
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • March 20 2015

The Government is seeking views on proposed reforms to strengthen Australia's foreign investment framework, particularly around residential real

NSW Government calls for innovation in social housing
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 17 2014

In 2012, the Auditor-General of NSW conducted a Performance Audit into the New South Wales social housing system (NSW SHS). The Audit Report

Changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act - are you ready?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • March 13 2015

The Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) (the Amending Act) amends the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Cth

Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our