Steel & Tube Pleads Guilty over Product Misrepresentation
Steel & Tube Holdings has pleaded guilty to 24 charges of making false and misleading representations about its steel mesh products and will be sentenced...
NSW Land Clearing Code Challenged in Court
NSW laws allowing private landowners to clear large areas of native vegetation without approval are being challenged in court.
Federal Judge Slams CFMEU
A Federal Court judge has slammed the behaviour of Australia’s biggest construction union, arguing that the union had a history of unlawful behaviour and was using...
CFMEU Wins Vic Building Site Court Case
The Federal Court has issued fines to a construction engineering company which twice turned away a union official from a work site.
Architects and the Need to Put Key Communications in Writing
A sound and reliable way of avoiding disputes for architects is to ensure that key communications are habitually made in writing, rather than being confined to...
USB Stick Declared Not Valid Service Under NSW Security of Payment Act
In Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd (Parkview) v Total Lifestyle Windows Pty Ltd t/as Total Concept Group (Total) NSWSC 194 (7 March 2017) ,...
Court Rejects New Acland Mine
The Queensland government is examining the Land Court's recommendation to reject the $900 million expansion of the controversial New Acland open-cut coalmine.
Developments in Australian Construction Law
Looking back at the year just completed, 2016 proved to be an interesting year in the space we may call the ‘construction industry law’ space. In...
WorleyParsons Class Action to Proceed
A $50 million class action lawsuit being levied against WorleyParsons has been given the all clear to proceed after an attempt by the engineering group to...
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court
A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...
Mining Group Appeals New Super Union
The Australian Mines and Minerals Association has lodged an appeal against the creation of a super union.