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Review of the Personal Property Securities Act starts with release of first Consultation Paper
25 Sep 2014
The Attorney-General's Department has released the first of a series of consultation papers in relation to the review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) for public comment.
Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria
18 Sep 2014
Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work, say Jonathan McTigue and Sam Morrissy.
Common Provisions Act: What you need to do to get ready for its imminent commencement
18 Sep 2014
Mark Geritz, Jasmin Singh and Rebecca Rowling set out the new obligations imposed on the Queensland mining sector by the Common Provisions Act.
Confusion over mining and groundwater impacts in Queensland finally resolved!
18 Sep 2014
A new Bill will remove most (if not all) of the confusion in the interaction between Queensland's mining and water legislation, and further streamline approvals processes, as Mark Geritz and Jasmin Singh explain.
Clayton Utz win for elderly widow provides certainty around costs awards in pro bono litigation
19 Sep 2014
Clayton Utz welcomes a decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal that has clarified the issue of whether a successful party in litigation who is represented on a pro bono basis can be awarded costs.
The pendulum swings: Victoria looks at reducing Wrongs Act limitations on personal injury damages
18 Sep 2014
The Victorian Commission and Efficiency Commission has made recommendations. Sara Dennis, Yehudah New and Daniel Bolkunowicz say that, if these are adopted, it would be easier for some victims of negligence to claim personal injury damages.
New coal and CSG overlapping tenure framework - what you need to know
18 Sep 2014
Mark Geritz, Jasmin Singh and Rebecca Rowling set out in more detail the key aspects of the new regime for dealing with overlapping coal and coal seam gas tenements, including the transitional arrangements for existing tenements.
Developments in aviation finance in Australia
18 Sep 2014
Australia is set to adopt the Cape Town Convention later this year. David Hodgkinson and Rebecca Johnston explain why this will benefit Australian airlines, and give creditors in the Australian aviation industry greater security.
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