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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Government introduces the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth)

This week the Morrison Government has introduced into Parliament the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth) (Bill) . The Bill seeks to make it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the ground of religious belief or activity in various areas of public life, including work, education, access to premises and the provision of goods, services …
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More Than A (Bare) Pleading – The Implications of the Supreme Court’s First Decision on the Statutory Duty of Care under the DBPA

The New South Wales Supreme Court has issued its first decision concerning the statutory duty of care in section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (DBPA), which carried important implications in relation to the operation of the statutory duty of care in defects disputes. Vincent Young has previously reviewed the operation …
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Charging clauses in residential home building contracts

This article considers whether a licensed contractor can insert a charging clause in a residential home building contract. This question is important because it determines whether a licensed contractor can secure their entitlement to receive payment from a residential homeowner.  A secured entitlement helps mitigate the risk of non-payment. Charging clauses In the past, it …
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Webinar: Key themes for workplaces as 2021 comes to an end

In this recent webinar, Erin Lynch, Employment Partner, discussed the key themes for workplaces as we return back to “normal” and 2021 comes to an end. Erin addressed the following topics: vaccinations; returning to the “workplace”; key workplace decisions; changes to sexual harassment laws; casual conversion terms in modern awards; and changes to superannuation. Donwload …
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