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Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and retention of title

If you supply goods under retention of title arrangements, you need to know about the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). Registering your interest in goods supplied under retention of title arrangements on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is essential to protect suppliers in the event of purchaser insolvency. Retention of title Retention …
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Interior Designers and the Application of the Design and Building Practitioners Act

  Interior Designers and Registration “Interior Architects” who make designs concerning Building Work would need to be registered as an Architect or Building Designer (Low/Mid-rise) to make compliance declarations. Building Work refers to: the construction; alteration or addition; repair or renovation; or protective treatment, of a Class 2 Building Element. For this scheme, Building Element …
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New levy, penalties and prohibitions to the RAB Act and the DBP Act.

On 8 June 2021, the NSW Parliament passed the Building Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (Amending Act) which made several key amendments to the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RAB Act), and the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBP Act). The Amending Act focuses on enhancing the compliance and enforcement powers of …
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CPB held to its DEAL

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court in CPB Contractors Pty Ltd v DEAL S.R.L. [2021] NSWSC 820 confirmed the pro-arbitration approach of the Supreme Court and examined interesting issues concerning: the breadth of the kompetenz-kompetenz principle, and whether the Court or an arbitrator should determine if a “matter” falls within the …
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