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This article examines the coalition government’s alternative carbon policy — Direct Action — and some of its likely impacts on Australian businesses.
A surprising judgment in The Owners — Strata Plan No. 61288 v. Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd will rightly concern the construction industry in Australia.
The court’s decision focused on how a GST clause can be void for uncertainty.
Arbitration is being increasingly used by companies, particularly in the United States, to resolve disputes and avoid court litigation, including class actions.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission appears to be showing less interest in administrative settlements and seeking restitution for consumers impacted by breaches.
Lawyers’ fees and funding premiums under the spotlight — GPT, Storm and Vioxx settlement decisions discussed
This article discusses the increased scrutiny to which class action settlements have been exposed.
This article considers the key developments in the sphere of collective actions and briefly touches on other proposed developments for competition damages actions.
A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that the dismissal of two employees for distributing pornography was unfair.
A majority of the Full Federal Court of Australia has held that there is a term of mutual trust and confidence implied into all Australian employment contracts.
A threat to fire an employee for seeking legal advice can amount to adverse action under the Fair Work Act.
After being given an A$200,000 criminal fine for safety breaches that led to the death of an employee, a company director avoided personally paying because he was indemnified under an insurance policy.
The Coalition announced before the election that it will undertake a major reform of the not-for-profit sector.
This alert examines whether (and when) the new government can repeal the Clean Energy Act.
Plans have been released for new coal and metalliferous mine safety laws focusing on harmonising Queensland laws with those in other states and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Australia has now enacted the implementing legislation to give effect to the Cape Town Convention in Australia.
SafeWork Australia releases draft amendment to the Model Code of Practice on Managing Risks in Construction
SafeWork Australia has released draft amendments to the Model Code of Practice on Managing Risks in Construction Work.
It is important for foreign investors to consider the impact of the new Coalition government’s Foreign Investment Policy on their business.
King & Wood Mallesons has provided a snapshot of the key tax measures that have been announced by the coalition.
The Western Australian Government is expected to announce that it will not nationalise its laws in line with the occupational health and safety nationalisation process adopted by most other Australian states.
In Canberra Hire Pty Ltd v Koppers Wood Products, the ACT Supreme Court interpreted clauses of a contract for the sale of land that allocated liability for site contamination and remediation.