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Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

The Victorian Government has now imposed an industry-wide shutdown of the sector.

22 September 2021

New construction industry restrictions in Victoria

On 16 September 2021, the Victorian Government announced a number of changes to the COVID-related restrictions that apply to individuals and businesses in the state.

20 September 2021

Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Mandatory JobKeeper reporting for listed entities: legislation passed

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to require listed entities to provide a notice to their market operator containing certain details about payments they received...

03 September 2021

A National Code goes local: Victoria’s 2021 COVID rent relief scheme

Victoria has just enacted the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (Regulations) putting a 2021 spin on rent relief.

26 August 2021

LIBOR Transition – Forward-looking Term SOFR Is Here

Very shortly, the U.S.-based Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) will make its much-anticipated formal recommendation of forward-looking term Secured Overnight Financing Rates (Term SOFR) administered by the CME...

27 July 2021

Reforms commencing under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)

As foreshadowed in our previous update on building reforms in NSW, various reforms under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) came into effect on...

26 July 2021

Restrictions on construction and maintenance to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain (NSW)

The NSW Government has announced tighter restrictions to the construction sector in the Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Amendment (No 8) Order 2021 made under...

19 July 2021

Adopting an "if not, why not" approach to Government infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects procured by Federal and State governments are fuelling continued Australian growth and the pipeline of future projects continues to be strong.

12 July 2021

Postponement of the removal of the head contractor licencing exemption in Queensland

On 8 July 2021, the Governor in Council made the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment (Postponement) Regulation 2021 (“Postponement Regulation”) postponing the commencement...

09 July 2021

The new Victorian environment protection legislation - further EPA Guidance released

The EPA has continued to release relevant guidance to assist business to interpret and apply the duties and obligations in the new Act.

02 July 2021

The new Victorian environment protection legislation - are you ready for 1 July?

After a delayed start due to Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption in 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (new Act) is commencing on 1 July 2021.

07 June 2021

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