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Consultations on potential reform to security of payment arrangements in Queensland
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

The Queensland Government is inviting submissions on a number of potential options for reform (including potential amendments to existing


What if your sham contractor overpays?
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • January 18 2016

The High Court has refused to resolve a conflicting authorities in the law regarding treatment of payments over award in sham employment contracts


High Court tightens sham contracting loopholes
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

In two recent decisions, The High Court of Australia (High Court) has sent a strong message to employers to avoid making misrepresentations when


Drug and alcohol testing at work doesn’t deter anyone, so why do it?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • December 14 2015

All Australian government-funded construction sites now require contractors to have a comprehensive fitness-for-work policy that includes mandatory


High Court determines that its decision in Barbaro does not apply to civil penalty litigation
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • December 14 2015

In a welcome decision for regulators, the High Court has overturned a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court which held that the High Court


High Court rules courts can consider agreements on penalty in civil penalty proceedings
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

Penalty agreements between prosecutors and defendants in civil penalty proceedings are not prohibited. This means prosecutors - including WHS


High Court rules on “triangular” sham contracting
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • December 4 2015

The High Court has unanimously found that an employer, in entering into a "triangular contracting" arrangement with its former employees and a labour


Your liability for non-compliance of your contractors with employment laws
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • November 1 2015

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) allows for someone other than the immediate employer or principal to be considered an accessory to a


Zero tolerance the new standard in the construction industry
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • October 16 2015

In September 2015, the Building Code 2013 was amended to incorporate mandatory drug and alcohol testing for Commonwealth funded construction projects


Increased workplace safety standards for projects funded by the Australian Government
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • September 30 2015

The Australian Government announced amendments to the Building Code 2013 (Code) which will take effect on and from 16 October 2015. There are two