Norman Waterhouse

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Contracting who are you really dealing with?

Australia - May 27 2013 After a few recent queries it may be timely to provide a reminder about legal entities, in the context of preparing and executing documents. While

Tim Piper, Finance Director, Adelaide Hills Council

Australia - April 30 2013 For many Councils technology is seen as an expense, not an investment. A problem, not a solution. One mid-sized South Australian Council is breaking

South Australian reforms for directors’ personal liability for corporate fault

Australia - June 24 2013 South Australia has become the latest state to implement legislation refining directors' personal liability for offences committed by corporations

Temporary electoral signage

Australia - April 30 2013 The question of Council regulation of election signage has arisen before the Western Australian Supreme Court (the WA Court), with the WA Liberal

Will your drug and alcohol testing policy withstand challenge?

Australia - April 30 2013 Both State-system and Federal-system employers can draw lessons from the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision of Briggs v AWH Pty Ltd 2013

Are your contractors licensed?

Australia - June 24 2013 As most councils would be aware, the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (Act) and the Building Work Contractors Regulations 2011 (Regulations) place

New processes and powers for urban renewal precincts

Australia - June 24 2013 The State Government has proposed new powers and processes to facilitate the delivery of urban renewal projects on a precinct-by-precinct basis, in

New statutory definition of charity

Australia - June 24 2013 On 29 May 2013, the Federal Government introduced legislation into Parliament which creates a statutory definition of charity. The definition will

Increased superannuation contributions: are you ready?

Australia - June 24 2013 As previously highlighted to our Briefly readership, compulsory employer superannuation guarantee contributions will soon increase from 9 to 9.25

When is an easement not an easement?

Australia - June 24 2013 The recent New South Wales Supreme Court case of Jea Holdings (Aust) Pty Ltd v Registrar-General of NSW 2013 NSWSC 587, considers the current state