Monthly Archives: November 2016

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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Schools Plus is a charity set up in 2013 to deliver philanthropic support to schools in disadvantaged communities. It works with donors and schools to give students in need the opportunities that make a real difference to their education and their lives. Its latest initiative, called the Pioneers in Philanthropy, is a collaboration between some […]

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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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