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  1. Another step in the process - GST withholding obligations commence 1 July 2018.

    4 April 2018 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    The legislation introducing GST withholding obligations for buyers of new residential properties has now passed both houses of parliament. As a result, buyers will be required to withhold and pay GST to the ATO, commencing from 1 July 2018. Contracts...

  2. Fake news? Doctors and disciplinary proceedings

    29 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The recent sensationalist headlines create a perception that misconduct amongst Australia’s doctors has reached crisis levels. However, when we analysed the real data, you can see why our doctors remain one of Australia’s top two trusted...

  3. Pile driver held liable for injury to third party construction worker

    2 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The liability of a pile driving company to a labour hire employee for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable injury during the erection of a pile driver. In Issue The existence and scope of the duty of care owed by pile driving company....

  4. Motel liable for failure to display signs prohibiting diving and indicating pool depth

    22 February 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Whether failure to display signs prohibiting diving or warning of the depth of a motel pool caused the catastrophic injuries of a child In Issue The content of the duty of care owed by an occupier to pool users Whether the plaintiff had contributed to her...

  5. Protection from unfair contract terms extended to small businesses from 12 November 2016

    9 November 2016 | Real Estate and Commercial Law

    For years Australian consumers have been protected from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and previously the Trade Practices Act. The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract...