The Future of Australian Law Reform – the five top priorites?

The Australian Law Reform Commission released its report The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25 on 2 December 2019.  The report contains what the ALRC says is an ambitious agenda for law reform over the next five years which it is proposing to government. It follows an extensive community consultation on what […]

Building security of payment laws – the impact of the claimant’s insolvency

Now that we have some consistent security of payment laws across the states and territories protecting building sub-contractors, there is a need for the various Supreme Courts to adopt consistent legal interpretation. Any variation in approach should be the exception. The Courts might have their own jurisdictional limits, but the building industry doesn’t. An exception […]

Linc Energy – High Court special leave hearing 14 September Brisbane

The High Court is hearing the special leave application from the Queensland Court of Appeal decision in Linc Energy on Friday 14 September 2018 in Brisbane. The issue concerns the rights of liquidators to disclaim environmentally damaged land with constitutional, environmental and economic issues raised in the circumstances leading to the litigation. My earlier comments […]