Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...
Crown Sues over New Sydney Hotel’s View
Crown Resorts has filed a lawsuit to stop the NSW government from approving developments that obstruct views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from...
Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection
In early 2000 and late 2001, Victorian based Barnett Property Group opened two display homes in the Melbourne outer eastern suburbs of Beaconsfield and Rowville respectively...
An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.
Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend
Most people would assume that if there are defects in your new building, the builder would be obliged to fix the defects.
Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.
Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.
The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.
Building Union Court Fines Keep Climbing
Australia's construction union and two of its officials have been collectively fined more than $270,000 for breaching right-of-entry laws over a regional Victorian project, adding to...
Glencore 'Settles Aust Thermal Coal Deal'
Japanese utilities and global mining giant Glencore have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for April 2018-March 2019 at $US110 ($A151) a tonne, according to...
Vic Agency Fined $880k for Underquoting
A Melbourne real estate agency that underquoted blue ribbon properties has been fined $880,000 - the largest penalty for underquoting in Victoria - for its cavalier...
Qld Dam Operator to Continue Legal Defence
The operators of Queensland's Wivenhoe Dam will continue their defence against a class action when a trial over the 2011 floods resumes in Sydney on Monday.
Aussie Developer on Trial in Bali for Fraud
A man allegedly defrauded by a West Australian property developer in Bali has told his trial it became clear the Australian had "deceived" him and had...