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Queensland's new water resource planning framework - further changes to the State's water sector
27 Nov 2014
Amendments to Queensland's water resource management framework have whole-of-water-business implications for all stakeholders in the sector, as Emma Moffitt and Jamie Doran explain.
Direct vs consequential loss: is there a difference anymore?
27 Nov 2014
A contract is breached, and you've suffered loss. You look at the terms of the contract, and find the other party doesn't have to compensate you for any consequential loss. What does that even mean? Nikki Robinson and Amna Qureshi have some answers…
How to stamp out travel expense fraud
27 Nov 2014
Glen Bartlett and Annabelle Lesage set out the basics to getting your travel expenses under control and prevent fraud and abuse.
Private conduct vs conduct "in the course of employment": further guidance for employers
27 Nov 2014
Just because there's a temporal connection between the injury and the work doesn't make an employer liable for an employee's injury, say Jennifer Winckworth and Dan Trindade.
Doing Business in Australia: Anti-bribery
27 Nov 2014
In this article taken from Clayton Utz's Doing Business in Australia, the essential guide for investors and business exploring commercial opportunities in Australia, Greg Williams and Tobin Meagher set out Australia's legal framework for battling corruption.
When is a "complaint" or "inquiry" a "workplace right" in adverse action?
27 Nov 2014
Courts are frequently taking a broad view of "complaint or inquiry in relation to employment", so employers should deal with them carefully to avoid adverse action claims, warns Michael Byrnes.
Alice Through the (Australian) Looking Glass: Australia follows US on computer-implemented methods
27 Nov 2014
Recent decisions in the US and Australia haven't fully cleared up the patentability of computer-implemented methods, say Richard Hoad and James Neil.
Energy and resources opportunities in the China-Australia FTA
27 Nov 2014
While the full text of a new China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is yet it be released, what we do know promises even more opportunities for the energy and resources sector, as Graham Taylor, Joel von Thien and Samy Mansour explain.
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