Directions 2020: Responding to crisis; what lies ahead?

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Queensland’s Land Court rejects Waratah Coal’s argument that it may not consider human rights

Waratah Coal has made an application in the Queensland Land Court to strike out a number of objections to its Galilee Coal Project.

15 September 2020

Extension to insolvency relief measures – A nasty hangover on New Year’s Day?

On Sunday the Federal Government announced that it will extend until the end of the year insolvency relief measures which were put in place from March 2020.

08 September 2020

Financiers and principals beware: new protections for contractors in Queensland

The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation imposing additional statutory obligations to ensure security of payment to contractors, following receipt of a favourable adjudication determination.

07 September 2020

Do you need to make a 30 Sept 2020 notification under the Qld Foreign Ownership of Land Register Act?

The end of this month (i.e. 30 September 2020) is a key date for foreign businesses with land interests in Queensland to ensure they have made notifications which...

04 September 2020

ACCC inquiry into perishable agricultural products

ACCC commences new inquiry into perishable agricultural products and the dairy code.

04 September 2020

Notice on China’s Anti-dumping Investigation and Possible Countervailing Duty Investigation on Australian Wines

On 18 August 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) initiated an anti-dumping (“AD”) investigation on imports of certain wines originating in Australia, upon the request from...

03 September 2020

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