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Clayton Utz acts for GWA Group on strategic sale of Brivis climate systems and Dux hot water businesses
05 Mar 2015
Clayton Utz recently acted for ASX-listed GWA Group Limited (GWA Group) on two strategic divestments of non-core assets, representing a total transaction value of A$95.2 million.
Is invasion of privacy actionable? The rise of breach of confidence
05 Mar 2015
Caroline Bush and Amanda Graham explain how breach of confidence is being used as another way for individuals to sue for invasion of privacy.
As the one-stop shop turns into a mall, some quick fixes now can streamline environmental approvals
05 Mar 2015
While the streamlining of project approvals processes nationally proceeds slowly, there are some low-hanging fruit that can be picked to improve the existing system, says Kathryn Pacey.
New fees and fines proposed for foreign investors in residential real estate
05 Mar 2015
The Federal Government is proposing new fees and fines for foreign buyers of residential real estate in response to recommendations in a new report. Jennifer Harris and Tomoyuki Hachigo pick through the details.
My claim is bigger than yours: set-off against insolvent claimants under Security of Payment Act
05 Mar 2015
Usually a principal can't use a set-off or counterclaim to resist a payment claim under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic), but the situation is different if the claimant is in liquidation, as Jonathan McTigue and Claire McKenzie explain.
Counting the costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court
05 Mar 2015
It has now been over 12 months since the basis for awarding costs in the Queensland Planning and Environment Court was fundamentally changed. Kathryn Pacey and Trina Gledhill see how the Court is approaching its new task.
Queensland Commissioner loses attempt to broaden Duties Act's definition of land
05 Mar 2015
John Middleton and Erica Flude say that a recent case should strike a death knell for the Commissioner's attempts to sweep personal "interests" in land, such as licences, into the existing duty net.
Draft industry code to introduce a three strikes approach to combat online copyright infringement
05 Mar 2015
Timothy Webb and Peter Key-Matuszak examine the detail of the proposed Draft Code to deal with online piracy, and find some gaps.
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