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A recent Queensland Supreme Court case provides an important reminder to carefully consider the detail when drafting enterprise software licences, and in particular to have an eye to the future.
Recently there has been an increase in the number of Fair Work Commission disputes raised (by employees and unions) over the interpretation of clauses in those enterprise agreements.
Universities in Australia are increasingly finding themselves dealing with allegations of ‘corrupt conduct’ and/or ‘misconduct’...
Austrade and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have announced the new framework for complying investments for significant investor visa (SIV) and premium investor visa (PIV) applications.
The Competition Policy Review presents a golden opportunity to resuscitate productivity growth in Australia through micro-economic reform, according to Minter Ellison.
The High Court has delivered its highly anticipated decision in Williams v Commonwealth of Australia  HCA 23 (Williams [No. 2]).
Full Federal Court confirms a ‘public benevolent institution’ does not need to provide direct relief
A ‘public benevolent institution’ is a subtype of charitable body. Endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office is required before an entity can be one.
Changes to the NSW stamp-duty regime are expected following the introduction of the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 into Parliament.
The Treasury of the Australian government has released a consultation paper on providing certainty for contractual loss absorption provisions in regulatory capital.
ASIC cuts highlight the need for better financial planning self-regulation, according to Richard Batten from Minter Ellison.
Minter Ellison has been ‘Highly Commended’ for its innovation in corporate strategy by the Financial Times.
The US government has moved to act on carbon emissions by requiring US states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030.
The Legislative Council is currently debating the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, and the bill may be passed in the second half of this year.
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was introduced to Queensland Parliament on 5 June 2014.
Sonia Ng reviews the law on implied terms, sees how the law was applied in a recent English case involving a building contract and considers its relevance to us.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2014 (No.3) (Cth) (Amending Rules) came into force on 1 June 2014.
The long-awaited legislation proposed for security of payment will shortly see the light of day. It has been the subject of a decade-long debate.
Until recently, clauses permitting termination for convenience were a rarity in standard form construction and engineering contracts.
The Commonwealth Treasury has proposed to extend to small businesses the same protection from unfair contract terms as have been given to consumers.
If Australia is to meet its aspirations of providing high-quality food in high volume to the rest of the world, it must ensure that agribusinesses can operate with certainty in the market...