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June 2024

Submissions “Duly Made” & the Scope of the Adjudicator’s Obligation to Consider Law
21 June, 2024

Submissions “Duly Made” & the Scope of the Adjudicator’s Obligation to Consider

Bega Valley Shire Council v Kenpass Pty Ltd NSWSC 399 The recent case of Bega Valley Shire Council v Kenpass Pty Ltd NSWSC 399 (“Bega Council v Kenpass”) discusses the level of consideration an adjudicator must have for each party’s arguments under section 22(2) of the Building and Construction Industry…
Seeking Payment Upstream from the Principal BuildingConstructionContractsDevelopmentProjectsSecurity of Payments
20 June, 2024

Seeking Payment Upstream from the Principal

After lodging a payment withholding request under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOPA) on a principal, a subcontractor may utilise the Contractors Debt Act 1997 (NSW) (CDA) to seek payment directly from the principal instead of the respondent/contractor. This alternative means of seeking payment…
Leases and licences under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) – an analysis of commonly mistaken concepts Property
13 June, 2024

Leases and licences under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) – an analysis of commonly mistaken concepts

Acquisitions in an ‘interest in Australian land’ by a foreign person may be conditional on the Treasurer issuing a no-objection notification (FIRB Approval). Interest as lessee or licensee (Tenant Co) in a lease or licence giving rights to occupy Australian land may be considered as an ‘interest in Australian land’…