Australia’s Modern Slavery laws – 5 Key Points

2018-12-20T09:32:58+11:00 December 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (MSA) is now officially law in Australia. On 10 December 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill received royal assent after passing both houses in the Federal Parliament. This follows the Bill’s successful passage through the NSW Parliament in June earlier this year and the overwhelming support to create Australia’s first

Coal Industry Act changes and your insurance

2018-11-09T11:18:03+11:00 November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, the NSW Government passed the Coal Industry Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (the Amendments). The Amendments amend the Coal Industry Act 2001 (NSW) and the insurance industry participants require. The Act will have significant impacts to the coal industry by: introducing a definition for employer of a coal industry to mean “any employer

Developers defect bonds for strata buildings?

2018-09-10T10:19:32+11:00 August 23rd, 2018|Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Home Building, Strata Defects, Uncategorized|

NSW Government to increase penalties for developers failing to comply with the developer defect bond obligations Developer defect bonds have only been required for 7 months, however, already changes to the law and strengthening their penalties is being discussed. The NSW Government introduced the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Building Defect Schemes) Bill 2018 (NSW) on

Design and Construct Contracts: What are they and when should they be used?

2018-08-20T10:31:18+11:00 August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is a design and construct contract? Design and Construct (D&C) is a widely accepted project delivery method and contract form primarily used for major construction contracts. Under an ordinary “design-bid-build” (often called ‘construct only’) delivery method, the plans for the construction of the project are prepared by a third party designer engaged by the