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Clayton Utz | Australia | 15 Apr 2021

WA decision prompts a re-evaluation of when a principal might be entitled to have recourse to a contractor's security

The WA Supreme Court in Weston v Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd [2021] WASC 84 has adopted a broad interpretation of the expression "money due" that should…

Wolters Kluwer Asia-Pacific | Australia | 14 Apr 2021

Injured FIFO worker failed on due search and enquiry (WA)

A man who worked in Western Australia on a ‘fly-in fly-out’ basis while living in Victoria injured his back when disembarking from a bus which…

Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 9 Mar 2021

Courts clarify your duty of care as a principal contractor to workers employed by subcontractors performing work on your site

In the recent case of Clark v Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd, the District Court of Western Australia assessed whether under the common law…

MinterEllison | Australia | 8 Feb 2021

Recent amendments to the Local Government Act in WA and new regulations

New model standards for the recruitment, performance review and termination of local government CEOs and new requirements for local government codes…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Feb 2021

WA Government Caretaker Period commenced on 3 February 2021: the implications for agencies

WA State Government is entering its Caretaker Period, triggering a requirement for the government and public sector to comply with the caretaker…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Feb 2021

2021 national watchlist: key issues to follow this year

WA's overhaul of its security of payment laws is on hold until after the State election on 13 March 2021. The WA Legislative Assembly passed the…

DLA Piper | Australia | 2 Feb 2021

Australia: Western Australia new lockdown measures

The Western Australian government has announced that, effective from 6pm Sunday, 31 January until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan…

Mills Oakley | Australia | 2 Feb 2021

Kremer v Sandfire Resources NL: A discussion of liability issues arising from staff social events

In Kremer v Sandfire Resources NL [2020] WADC 30 the District Court of Western Australia recently dismissed a claim for damages by an employee who…

MinterEllison | Australia | 1 Feb 2021

2020 Year in Review Work Health and Safety Developments in Western Australia

Last year saw many changes to the work health and safety landscape in Western Australia, signalling a shift to what we expect will be an increased…

MinterEllison | Australia | 1 Feb 2021

What the Stay at Home and Closure Direction in Western Australia means for business

A simple summary of what the lockdown means for business in Western Australia and what you can do…
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