On 25 August 2021, the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced to Parliament following reviews and consultations conducted over five years. The Bill proposes wide-ranging reforms to the law including: the content of rule books, financial and remuneration reporting, audits
The Building and Construction (Security of Payments) Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 22 June 2021, and brings WA into line with other national security of payments legislation for the building and construction sector. Importantly, it: (a) strengthens contractor payment protections by
There are many reasons to oppose the mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers and refugees on Manus and Nauru. Some say it is in breach of our international obligations – which it is. Some say it is an extraordinary amount of money to spend
A consultation paper has been released for public comment on ways to improve the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA). Submissions are due by 1 June 2018. Public consultations across the State will be undertaken throughout May 2018, and draft legislation will be released for comment thereafter.
After launching their plan, ‘Governance of the Nation: A Blueprint for Growth’, in 2017, the Australian Institute of Company Directors has reviewed progress over the last 12 months. The areas identified in the report (extracted below) were: National governance: modernise systems of government to support
The High Court of Australia has found that an adjudicator’s award under security of payments legislation in New South Wales and South Australia cannot be challenged unless an adjudicator acts beyond power. In two decisions handed down in February 2018, Maxcon Constructions Pty Ltd v Vadasz
29 November 2017 An options paper has been released for public comment on broad ranging reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), which can be viewed here. The options for reform relate to: validating past section 31 native title agreements and changing the requirements concerning applicants