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Proposed retail lease reforms for South Australia: Key points for lessors and lessees

3 November 2017

The South Australian government proposes changes to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA). We outline the significant changes to the legislation.

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Critical changes to the Queensland building industry have been approved by parliament: here is your guide

2 November 2017

Major changes are afoot for the construction industry in Queensland. Our guide to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017, identifies key changes industry professionals will need to be aware of.

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FWC Full Bench clarifies limits on dispute settlement powers under enterprise agreements

31 October 2017

A Full Bench of the FWC has provided clear authority on parties’ obligations to comply with preliminary dispute settlement steps under an enterprise agreement in The Australian Workers’ Union v MC Labour Services Pty Ltd [2017].

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Belcarra legislation to make major changes to conflict of interest rules for Queensland local councillors

30 October 2017

Proposed legislation implementing recommendations of the Crime and Corruption Commission’s ‘Operation Belcarra’ report would result in major changes to the conflict of interest rules governing Queensland’s local government councillors.

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Trust in the Court: Liquidator justified in seeking directions

27 October 2017

This week’s TGIF examines the determination of an application by a liquidator for directions as to the conduct of further investigations and for those costs and expenses to be paid from the assets of a trust.

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Industrial manslaughter now a crime in Queensland

26 October 2017

The Queensland Parliament has passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Qld), which introduced new industrial manslaughter laws and other amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld).

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Distribution of trust assets in a personal insolvency: same, but different?

20 October 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the case of Lane (Trustee), in the matter of Lee (Bankrupt) v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCA 953, where the Federal Court considered whether the claims of ‘non trust’ creditors in a bankruptcy are to be treated differe

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Credit betting set to come to an end for online bookmakers

19 October 2017

Prohibitions to credit betting coming into force in early 2018 mean that online corporate bookmakers are set to continue to be impacted by amendments to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) well into next year.

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Further guidance from the Court as to the appropriateness of asset-based lending

13 October 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Bank of Queensland Limited v Banjanin & Ors [2017] QSC 209, where the Court considered a challenge to asset-based loans.

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‘Heroic’ or just plain risky? Twitter’s approach to proceedings backfires

12 October 2017

A recent Supreme Court of New South Wales case involving Twitter is a timely reminder for any online platforms that may publish confidential information.

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