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Principals and contractors need to be aware that in not registering security interests under the PPSA 2009, they may risk serious consequences.
The New Companies Ordinance (NCO) will come into effect on 3 March 2014. It includes changes that affect the way documents may be executed.
The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to acknowledge that he had read and understood his employer’s social media policy.
Western Australia’s workers’ compensation scheme commenced operation in 1981.
The Abbott government is proposing to use its constitutional powers to remove existing arrangements contained in awards, agreements and company policies.
The Administrative Decisions Tribunal has upheld an employee’s claims of indirect racial discrimination because the employer’s selection criteria excluded members of a certain race.
Justice Gordon has handed down her decision in Paciocco v ANZ, concerning whether bank fees charged by ANZ were penalties or otherwise unconscionable under relevant legislation.
An employer was entitled to sack an employee who was allegedly planning to steal company property, rather than waiting for the theft to actually occur.
Maurice Blackburn has formally abandoned its novel attempt to have a related entity fund a class action in which it acts for the applicant.
The government has released further exposure draft legislation for the long-awaited final ‘third’ element in the investment manager regime (IMR).
The Treasury has released exposure drafts of amendments to the Corporations Act and Corporations Regulations to implement the government’s proposed changes to the FoFA regime.
There have been amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, previously the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.
Relaxation of NDRC rules has immediate impact, but uncertainty remains if there is only ever one anointed Chinese bidder
Developments in Tsinghua’s bid for RDA Microelectronics show the immediate impact of December’s relaxation of outbound investment regulations in China.
If you have not yet taken stock on all of your transactions requiring action under the PPSA to protect transitional security interests, then you should do this now.
BCIPA does apply to construction work on a mining lease — J&D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd
Once again, contractors can use the BCIPA process to seek payment for work done on a mining lease.
Last year was another big year for the agricultural sector in Australia, and if current market, policymaker and media interest is any guide then 2014 should be no different.
China’s revised consumer rights protection law ‘raises the bar’ for both ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers and online retailers
China is now believed to be the world’s largest online marketplace, as well as quickly gaining on the US as the country with the largest overall retail marketplace.
This briefing discusses key telecommunication regulatory issues for foreign companies that want to provide cloud computing services in China.
There has been much debate about the circumstances in which minimum RPM will constitute a vertical monopolistic agreement prohibited by article 14 of the AML.
In the midst of its rapid economic development, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has finally determined to change its domestic currency market.