Updated CPRs apply from today (1 March 2017).
All building and construction industry employers must ensure their Enterprise Agreements (EAs) are compliant with the new Building Code 2016 or risk being immediately disqualified from Commonwealth funded building work.
Owning a registered trade mark is a highly valuable marketing tool for any business, and offers many benefits. Having your brand registered gives a business exclusivity over use of that brand, legal protection against any unauthorised use or imitations, and from 2018, a registered trade mark may potentially give a certain group of holders a tax rebate.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today issued a draft determination proposing to deny authorisation to 16 insurance companies to jointly impose a cap of 20 percent on commissions paid to motor vehicle dealers who sell their add-on insurance products.
The mechanisms through which energy is generated, transported and delivered to end-use customers has undergone rapid change in Australia in the last several years. The pace of change has been dramatic and has mirrored market changes in other jurisdictions.
Happy New Year to all of our valued clients. With so much change in employment regulation, we take this opportunity to look at the key employment issues that are likely to arise over the next 12 months and explain how they will affect your business now and in the future.
When land is reserved for a public purpose due to the making or an amendment of a planning scheme, the owner of the land is entitled to seek compensation for injurious affection. This is because the value of the land reserved under a planning scheme may be affected by the existence of the reservation. In a decision handed down on 8 February 2017, the High Court concluded that compensation is only available to the owner at the time of the reservation, setting aside the WA Court of Appeal decision in Southregal Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission.
This Code came into force on 1 January 2017. It has been developed to ensure that public funds in Western Australia are spent on certain State Building Work using only safe and reputable Building Contractors. The Code promotes fair and efficient practices and productive workplace relations.