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By David Hand
The case confirms that engineering designers are required to check previous designs and make corrections where required.
By David Hand
Case highlights the need for complex claims to be well considered and particularised before proceeding to litigation.
By Timothy Atkin, Michelle Dixon, David Laidlaw, Peter Meades
The Federal Court has not adopted the ALRC recommendations but has simplified and streamlined the discovery process.
By Haroon Hassan, Kara Sheehan, James Smart
Social media is an important medium for both formal and informal engagements in Australian tertiary institutions.
By Christopher Conolly, Martyn Tier
On 12 May 2010 the New South Wales Government announced the introduction of an ad valorem transfer fee in respect of the transfer of real property in New South Wales. This transfer fee is in addition to existing stamp duty payable on transfers of real property and is also payable by the purchaser.
By Robert Gregory, Sean Rush
The Commonwealth Government announced the creation of a $652 million Renewable Energy Future Fund in its 12 May 2010 budget statements, as part of the expanded $5.1 billion Clean Energy Initiative.
By Brendan Coady, Sonia Sharma
The release of the much anticipated National Broadband Network (NBN) Implementation study.
By Brendan Coady
The Federal parliament recently passed the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) A Act (No. 1) 2010 (the Consumer Law Act), which represents stage one of the Government’s shake up of consumer protection laws.
By Leigh Baring
The UNCTAD Survey 2009-2011 ranks Australia in the top 10 of the most attractive countries in which to invest. Whilst domestic growth eased in 2009, it is picking up and the general consensus to date is that most of the problems directly related with the GFC did not significantly affect Australian financial institutions.
The Murray-Darling Basin (Basin) is the catchment area for the Murray and Darling Rivers and their tributaries, extending from north of Roma in Queensland to Goolwa in South Australia. It supports Australia’s most important agricultural region and has 16 wetlands that are recognised under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.
In March 2010, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and the Climate Institute have released their second annual survey of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, a climate change investment initiative. The survey assesses Australia’s largest superannuation funds’ readiness to manage the risks and realise the opportunities associated with climate change.
The federal government’s Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program (EEO Program) was established in July 2006. Its primary aim is to assist large consumers of energy to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency. It achieves this by requiring businesses that are large users of energy to identify, evaluate and report publicly on cost-effective energy savings opportunities.
In 2008, a Panel and Advisory Committee was appointed by the Victorian Minister for Planning in respect of a planning permit application for subdivision of coastal land in Port Fairy under the Moyne Planning Scheme. The application concerned a 22 lot residential subdivision of a 4.2 hectare parcel of land on the coastal sand dunes at Port Fairy, located along the western Victorian coastline. The land is straddled by the Moyne River floodplain and direct beach frontage on the eastern side of the
In December 2009, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held its 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The primary aim of COP15 was to establish a new agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is due to expire in 2012.
The national Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) scheme is an element of the Federal Government’s response to the effects of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It aims to encourage investment in renewable energy for Australia’s electricity supply, which results in fewer emissions than electricity sourced from generators fired by non-renewable fossil fuels.