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The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (‘the Act’) introduces wide ranging regulatory changes to the building industry. Part 2 of the Act, which will come into effect on 1 July 2021, requires design practitioners and building practitioners to make compliance declarations to the effect that...

The Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (NSW) (‘the Act’) was introduced in 2006.The Hansard Second Reading Speech describes its purpose as to provide a simple, inexpensive, and accessible process to resolve disputes between neighbours regarding trees. Part 2 of the Act provides for trees...

Introduction The Federal Court has ordered Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) to give discovery of documents relating to the identity  of registered Telstra account holders for specified IP addresses. Those account holders are believed to have infringed the copyright in Siemens NX software and the Solid Edge...

The recent decision of BP Refinery (Kwinana) Pty Ltd v Tracey [2020] FCAFC 89 (‘Full Federal Court Decision’) sheds considerable light on the circumstances in which an employee could be  lawfully terminated for breach of employer’s policies on matters that do not directly affect work performance, and also suggests an...

On 24 April 2020, the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (‘the Regulations’) was enacted to give binding effect to the leasing principles set out in the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 (‘the National...

Internet usage has grown exponentially since it was fully commercialized in 1995 with an estimated 4.3 billion internet users in the world. The internet has permitted the growth in social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The ease at which users of social...