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 [...]

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 [...]