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Proposed changes to the NSW Mining SEPP will mean the economic significance of the mining resource will be a principal consideration when granting new mining development approvals.
The English Court of Appeal recently handed down its judgment in Telford Homes (Creekside) Ltd v Ampurius Nu Homes Holdings Ltd.
The Hong Kong government has announced the appointments of the president and the vice-president of the Competition Tribunal.
This case concerns the calculation of contractual damages in respect of defective goods. It deals with a situation where there was no clear purchase price for the defective goods and the purchaser had, in any case, been able to fully recoup the cost of acquiring replacement goods.
This decision of the Western Australian Supreme Court of Appeal sheds light on the circumstances in which an exclusion clause will be incorporated into an oral contract as a result of a prior course of dealing.
In this case, the NSW Supreme Court considered whether an equitable duty of confidence could sit alongside written confidentiality agreement, so as to make available equitable remedies (such as an account of profits) that would not be available for a contractual breach of confidence.
In this case, the Victorian Supreme Court looked at the rules of abandonment of contracts and when a clause will be a penalty clause.
In this decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal considered the principles relating to the construction and interpretation of contracts, specifically whether recourse may be had to prior proposals and negotiations in interpreting a contract.
In a near-record time from media statement to draft legislation, the Australian government has released draft bills to accelerate its policy of floating the carbon price.
The second issue of King & Wood Mallesons’ KWM Connect publication is available now.
The Fair Work Commission refused an employee’s application for unfair dismissal despite finding that the employer was aware of his inappropriate behaviour.
The Fair Work Commission has found that an employer’s unreasonable refusal of an employee’s request to work part time after a period of parental leave constituted constructive dismissal.
The Federal Court of Australia has found that an employee was exercising a workplace right when he tagged forklifts due to safety concerns.
The AIFMD is due to come into force on 22 July 2013 and introduce new requirements for marketing funds to investors in the EU.
The Securities and Futures Commission has now commenced proceedings against Tiger Asia Management in the Market Misconduct Tribunal.
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has announced that a Labor government will move towards an ETS for the financial year beginning 1 July 2014.
Australia’s financial regulators have released their recommendation that clearing of certain OTC derivatives be required as a matter of Australian law.
The US government has postponed the commencement of 30 per cent withholding on payments of US source income under the FATCA until 1 July 2014.
This month, the Coalition released the Coalition’s Policy to Boost Productivity and Reduce Regulation.
A court has considered whether NSW legislation that creates a statutory charge over insurance moneys in favour of third-party claimants applies to advancement of defence costs under a D&O policy.