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Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

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Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Greenwashing hits court room

It has been foreshadowed that companies and boards who make disclosure on climate targets face potential liability for misleading and deceptive conduct.

27 August 2021

Just when you thought you understood the law around modifying a development consent

The NSW Court of Appeal has been busy lately addressing matters relating to the modification of a development consent in NSW which the development world had no idea...

13 August 2021

IPCC report fans litigation risk flames

The comprehensive and devastating findings set out in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report carry implications for businesses economy-wide, intensifying the risks of climate change litigation.

11 August 2021

COVID-19 safety plans on construction sites

The effect of the Public Health (COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions) Order (No 2) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (Amending Order) is that an ‘Occupier’ of a ‘Construction Site’ in...

02 August 2021

Restrictions on construction and maintenance to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain (NSW)

The NSW Government has announced tighter restrictions to the construction sector in the Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Amendment (No 8) Order 2021 made under...

19 July 2021

Adopting an "if not, why not" approach to Government infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects procured by Federal and State governments are fuelling continued Australian growth and the pipeline of future projects continues to be strong.

12 July 2021

Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

The new Victorian environment protection legislation - further EPA Guidance released

The EPA has continued to release relevant guidance to assist business to interpret and apply the duties and obligations in the new Act.

02 July 2021

The new Victorian environment protection legislation - are you ready for 1 July?

After a delayed start due to Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption in 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (new Act) is commencing on 1 July 2021.

07 June 2021

China's Carbon Goals

China is poised to rollout a new national emissions trading scheme market demonstrating that China is committed to mitigating climate change.

03 June 2021

Prospects for hydrogen in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific countries are faced with a critical tension between a pressing need for energy to fuel economic development and global pressure to reduce carbon emissions.

02 June 2021

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