E-alert: Release of a subcontractor’s retention monies cannot be dependent upon events under the head contract

The High Court of Australia has confirmed that the release of a subcontractor’s retention monies cannot be conditional or dependent upon events or obligations under [...]

Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

From 22 February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme applies to organisations and agencies regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  This includes businesses [...]

Broadley Rees Hogan in Doyles 2018 Top Lawyers List

Broadley Rees Hogan is delighted to announce that our Employment and Work Health & Safety Consultant, Jamie Robinson, has again been named amongst Queensland’s leading [...]

E-alert: ASIC forces more than $60million of insurance premium refunds

Customers sold “add-on” insurance through car dealerships to receive refunds as a result of ASIC investigations The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced that [...]

E-alert: Paying the price for employee mistakes – the importance of properly defining employee roles and acceptable behaviours

The importance for employers of properly defining employees’ roles and acceptable behaviours cannot be understated. Not only does it make it much easier for employers [...]

E-alert: ASIC ramps up enforcement of ‘best interests’ obligations

On 5 February 2018, the Federal Court fined three Melbourne based companies and their common director more than $7,800,000 for breaches of the financial services [...]

E-alert: Use it or be taxed! – Foreign Property Owners Hit by New Annual Vacancy Fee

On 30 November 2017, the recently passed Federal legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Act (Cth.) 2017, received Royal Assent. As a result, foreign [...]

E-alert: New Proposed GST Withholding Obligations For Residential Property Transactions

Consultation legislation has recently been released by the Commonwealth Government regarding new GST obligations for property transactions involving either: the sale of “new residential premises” [...]

E-alert: Queensland Liquor Update – What do the major parties have in store for the industry?

With the Queensland State election being held on 25 November, the major parties have now released the detail of the policies that they would implement [...]