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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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Developers beware! Planning and Environment Court takes strict view of building work approval consent requirements

10 October 2017

A recent decision of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court provides a warning to developers about the need to obtain consent from easement and covenant holders for some building development approvals.

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Has new NSW insurance legislation created more problems than it has solved for claimants, creditors and insolvency practitioners?

9 October 2017

The NSW Parliament has introduced new insurance legislation designed to clarify the rights of claimants to proceed directly against insurance companies. But in the context of insolvent corporations, has it created more problems than it has solved?

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It (might be) alive! – ASIC v Diploma (No 5)

6 October 2017

This TGIF examines the determination of an application by liquidators of the Diploma Group of companies to be appointed as administrators of Diploma company and put a DOCA proposal to creditors.

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Reviewing coal seam gas compensation due to a “material change in circumstances”

6 October 2017

For the first time, the Land Court has reviewed the compensation agreed under a Conduct and Compensation Agreement for coal seam gas activities due to an alleged “material change in circumstances”.

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Full Federal Court hands down appeal decision in Timber Creek native title case

4 October 2017

On 20 July 2017, the Full Court of the Federal Court gave judgment in the case Northern Territory of Australia v Griffiths [2017] FCAFC 106, considering compensation for the extinguishment or impairment of native title.

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