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The High Court has handed down its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker — ruling that the implied term of trust and confidence is not part of Australian law.
Procedural fairness issues faced by the higher education sector are often sensitive, difficult to navigate and have far-reaching consequences for students and institutions,...
Michael Hughes reports on the decision of Justice Davies in the Federal Court of Australia refusing ASIC’s application to remove liquidators appointed to two companies.
Competition regulators maintain vigilance on combating cartels and facilitating a healthy global business environment
Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia imposed fines on a company totalling AUD313,500 for sham contracting and related contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
A court has confirmed that the ability to work night shifts was a genuine occupational requirement for a registered nurse who was engaged in roles that provided 24/7 care.
The High Court has delivered its highly anticipated decision in Williams v Commonwealth of Australia  HCA 23 (Williams [No. 2]).
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.
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 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.
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...
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has allowed appeals brought by four former directors of Lombard Finance & Investments against sentences imposed on them by the Court of Appeal.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) does not require the person registering a security interest to file the underlying security agreement with the PPSR.
Could one of our big agencies, such as the Australian Taxation Office or the Department of Social Services, be liable for security breaches?
The Fair Work Commission has handed down its first substantive decision under the new anti-bullying laws.
The Federal Circuit Court has found that a portrait photography business constructively dismissed an employee, Ms Sagona, for reasons including her pregnancy.
Full Federal Court sets aside franchise agreement for breach of disclosure obligations under the Franchising Code
On 1 May 2014, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its appeal decision in SPAR Licensing Pty Ltd v MIS QLD Pty Ltd.
A recent decision has confirmed the purpose and effect of key provisions relating to transitional security interests, perfection, priority and vesting rules under the PPSA 2009.
A Federal Court decision made the headlines recently, raising concerns as to how student accommodation should be treated for GST purposes.