E-alert: New GST Withholding Obligations for Residential Property Transactions to Apply from 1 July 2018

A very important reminder that, after 1 July 2018, the parties to residential property contracts entered into after this date must comply with new significant [...]

E-alert: Tracing Stolen Monies – Causation or Attribution?

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland in Goomboorian Transport Pty Ltd & Ors v Hanson & Ors [2018] QSC 135 resolves complex [...]

E-alert: Delay to new security of payment regime in Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced that the new security for payment regime under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIFA), will [...]

Seminar and Workshop Series: Queensland’s new security of payment regime for the construction industry

From 1 July 2018, the new Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIFA) will replace the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act [...]

E Alert: Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 now in effect in Queensland

Legislation now effective As indicated in our e-Alert in September 2017, at that time Queensland had become the first State to establish a licensing scheme [...]

E-alert: Buyers Beware – High Court confirms that buyers inherit the sins of previous owners who have not complied with development approvals

On 14 March 2018, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 which is of interest to [...]

E-alert: Protecting Trade Marks – Understanding Ownership of Trade Marks and Authorised Use

Structuring of ownership of IP assets is a good thing.  The traditional approach is for IP assets to be held by an IP asset company [...]

E-alert: More than a matter of semantics – Never make a promise you can’t keep

The recent decision of Semantic Software Asia Pacific Ltd v Ebbsfleet Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 12 (Semantic Case) serves as a warning to directors and [...]

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 [...]