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Rating agencies on notice after Court finds S&P liable for investor losses

In a world first, Standard & Poor’s is being held liable for investors’ losses. So what happens now?

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New clarity on compensation for landowner time

The Land Court has confirmed the current statutory position in relation to landowner time for resources compensation.

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Don’t kill the golden goose before it lays an egg - Time to review restrictions on the unconventional gas sector

As the resources boom recedes the opportunity cost of restrictions on shale and coal seam gas is mounting.

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State-owned enterprises offer vast opportunities…but some governments just don’t get it

While suspicion and fear is driving some governments’ responses to SOEs, Australia’s response has been measured.

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When a security interest beats legal title - Only under the PPSA

Neglecting to register an interest under the PPSA could leave you wholly out of pocket.

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Too much vs too little: How do companies keep balance on the disclosure tightrope?

Striking the right balance on what can be a fine line requires sense and skill.

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High Court rules on multiple causes of lender's loss: Applies proportionate liability regime widely

What are the ramifications for lenders and their solicitors following the High Court’s decision in Hunt & Hunt Lawyers v Mitchell Morgan Nominees Pty Ltd?

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The building revolution - Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the way to 6D

Australia has been slow to adopt BIM but can we afford to lag behind yet another innovation frontier?

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Cash bidding for exploration permits in Queensland - A losing game for junior explorers?

Smaller explorers could be squeezed out of the state’s most highly prospective acreage.

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What constitutes a material change in circumstances under Queensland’s Petroleum & Gas Act?

Resources companies must understand the types of changes that are ‘material’ and could trigger a compensation review.

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Four ways the Fair Work Act is making business riskier for employers

Making decisions that affect employees is more risky than ever and the penalty of poor planning is conflict with unions and litigation in court.

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International price discrimination and parallel importing - Time to take a deep breath?

Public debate about competition in Australia’s grocery sector has shone a spotlight on the international price discrimination practices of suppliers to Australian grocery retailers.

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