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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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PPS laws in Australia and other countries (100+ PPS laws and registers) can protect businesses and financiers if a key member of their supply chain becomes insolvent. Recently, our own experts in PPS (Peter Mills) and international insolvency (Neil Hannan) joined forces to advise the administrator of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd (Hanjin).  Hanjin is one of the […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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Working from home and flexible working arrangements – the new business model Our workplaces are changing at a rapid pace and the ability to work from home and flexibly are no longer occasional practices limited to employees requiring some short term flexibility. With the advent of increasing adoption of technology, employee mobility and shifting attitudes […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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In the recent decision of Queensland Building and Construction Commission v Marshall & Ors [2016] QSC 200, the Queensland Supreme Court has determined that certifiers are not immune from recovery of payments made under the QBCC Statutory Insurance Scheme. Background Vynian Pty Ltd, the owner of land at Brendale, entered into a contract with Nolimit […]

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As part of the regulation of Queensland’s building industry, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) administers a home warranty scheme to provide insurance cover for residential construction work in Queensland.  Such is governed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld) (QBCC Act). Recently various regulatory reforms have been made to the […]

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Historically, Courts have been disinclined, in the absence of a negligent act of an organisation, to make the organisation liable for a deliberate wrongful or criminal act of its employee. The recent decision of the High Court in Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC [2016] HCA 37 has provided some guidance on the circumstances in […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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In recent years we have seen an increase in the amount of damages typically awarded by courts and tribunals in employment related litigation. We discuss this trend in our recent video. A trend towards increasing damages If we go back to 2014 and look at the case of Richardson v Oracle (1) we saw that […]

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