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Proposed changes to domestic building contracts in Queensland
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

The Queensland Government has recently released the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (the

WA planning reform enters second phase
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 21 2014

The WA Government says these reforms could considerably speed up development approvals and streamline the planning system

Owner’s duty to mitigate: Strata Plan No 76674 v Di Blasio Constructions Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSC 106
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 19 2014

Home Owners and property developers' duty to mitigate has recently been a focus of attention by both the Supreme Court and the NSW Legislature. This

Green Star - Design and As Built
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 16 2015

In October 2014, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) launched its new Green Star - Design & As Built rating tool. One of the key

Fraud exception to indefeasibility considered by High Court
  • CBP Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 25 2015

On 4 February 2015, the High Court delivered judgement in Cassegrain v Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd 2015 HCA 2which considered the statutory

Not holding leases for franchised stores? Think again!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 10 2015

Commercial Partner, Andrea Pane looks at how careful consideration of whether to hold leases for franchised stores can then have benefits for

$60k lopped off Council’s bottom line for non-consent
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • March 13 2015

Authorities prosecuting offences against NSW environmental and planning law have a number of important duties, and the failure to discharge those

Brookfield Multiplex High Court decision: no duty of care owed by builders to developers
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 9 2014

In significant news for the construction industry, the High Court yesterday unanimously allowed Brookfield Multiplex Ltd's (Brookfield) appeal

Small business commissioner seeks ruling on tenant's liability for fir safety and essential services costs
  • Kliger Partners
  • Australia
  • August 15 2014

Many retail leases contain clauses which say that the tenant must "comply with all laws relating to the premises" or with the requirements of "Acts

Another step toward red tape reduction - amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984 (QLD)
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • October 8 2014

The Queensland Government has taken another step in its commitment to red tape reduction, with the granting of assent to the Land Sales and Other