Case Note: Lockwood v PSP Investments Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 10

On 3 May 2013, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down its decision in Lockwood v PSP Investments Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 10. This decision considers when an amendment to a proposed plan of subdivision by a vendor gives a purchase...

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National Electronic Conveyancing a Step Closer – New Verification of Identity Policy Proposed in South Australia

In preparation for the introduction of National Electronic Conveyancing (NEC), South Australia is proposing to introduce Verification of Identity (VOI) requirements from 1 July 2013. This follows New South Wales and Western Austra...

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Government Announces Massive Increase in Import Processing Charge in 2013/14 Budget

Within the exciting detail of last night's Budget, the Government has announced a restructure to the import processing charge ("IPC") to recover the cost of all import related cargo and trade functions undertaken by the Australian...

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Workplace Relations Policy: What are the Federal Coalition’s Plans?

The Federal Coalition has announced its much-awaited industrial relations policy.  Essentially, it proposes to maintain the "Fair Work" industrial relations framework introduced by the current Federal Government but to make what ...

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A Corporate Trustee in Liquidation May Not Retain the Power of Sale

It is well established that if a trustee company goes into liquidation then: The company retains: its right to indemnity out of the assets of the trust for liabilities incurred on behalf of the trust an equitable ...

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Harmonisation in Partial Disharmony – the Latest on the Workplace Health and Safety Landscape

The process of harmonising Australia's Workplace Health and Safety ("WHS") laws via the introduction of a model, mirror act and regulations ("Model Legislation") in each state and territory jurisdiction has been partly successful....

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