E-Alert: Not what I bargained for – When do defects during the course of a residential build amount to a breach of the building contract?

All residential building contracts in Queensland for a contract price of over $20,000 must expressly state the statutory warranties provided to the consumer in the [...]

E-Alert: ‘Lemon Laws’ putting the squeeze on dodgy dealers

New laws increasing the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (QCAT) jurisdictional limit from $25,000 to $100,000 for matters relating to motor vehicles will come into [...]

E-Alert: Incoming Ban on Combustible Cladding

Further to our ongoing e-alerts concerning the three-stage compliance obligations for combustible cladding in Queensland, in a Ministerial Construction Council meeting earlier this month it [...]

E-Alert: Recent Crime and Corruption amendments mean that the Whistleblower might not be a Referee!

Australia’s new whistleblower laws commenced on 1 July 2019, together with significant civil and criminal penalties. This article provides a brief summary of the background [...]

E-Alert: Home and hosed? Tips for terminating residential building contracts

This article is the first in a series of four articles addressing the practical considerations of terminating a residential building contract. These articles are aimed [...]

E-Alert: Employment & WHS – Changes to Important Employment Related Financial Thresholds 2019

Employment & WHS – Changes to Important Employment Related Financial Thresholds 2019 A number of employment related monetary thresholds are indexed annually on 1 July. [...]

E-Alert: Death and Taxes, Fiction and Fact

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying there is nothing in this world that can be said to be certain except death and taxes.  Herman Wouk, [...]

E-Alert: Lease Outgoings Error Causes Multi-Million Dollar Loss

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria in the case of Perpetual Limited v Myer Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 98 has demonstrated the [...]

E-Alert: Land Act Amendment Receives Parliamentary Assent

An Improved Sublease Dispute Framework Further to our E-Alert in March 2019, the Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 has received parliamentary assent, [...]