In June 2018 Norway proposed amendments to the Basel Convention, to minimise marine pollution and the illegal dumping of plastic waste. The amendments will be considered in April 2019, at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
From 11 January 2019, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure (ports, electricity, water and gas infrastructure) will have their assets more closely scrutinised by the Commonwealth Government.
This week’s TGIF considers Re Broens Pty Limited (in liq)  NSWSC 1747, in which a liquidator was held to be justified in making distributions to creditors in spite of several claims by employees for long service leave entitlements.
The Federal Court recently imposed record penalties of $6m against a director and $12m against a corporation for contravening the Australian Consumer Law. Are we seeing a new era of tougher penalties for consumer law breaches?
This week’s TGIF considers Bullhead Pty Ltd v Brickmakers Place Pty Ltd (in liq)  VSCA 316, where the Court held that a release for breach of trust was ineffective because the beneficiary was not fully informed about the breach