On 15 December 2016, applicants including Foxtel and Roadshow Films were successful in obtaining the first site blocking orders from the Federal Court in respect of SolarMovie, The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, Torrtentz (Sites) under the newly introduced section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Act) (s115A).
On Tuesday, 1 November 2016 we wrote to you in relation to the Australian Taxation Office's position on whether sales of residential dwellings off the plan to foreign buyers when the previous sale of dwellings had failed to settle, would constitute the sale of a "new dwelling" permitted under Australia's foreign investment rules.
With licensees in Queensland reportedly feeling the financial effect of the Queensland Government's enhanced "lockout laws", it is timely to remind those with a financial interest in a licensed venue of their rights in the event that the licensee experiences financial difficulties or declares bankruptcy.
On 29 November 2016, the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill 2016 received Royal Assent. The Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) amends the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the CCA). The purpose of the Amendment Act is 'to improve the operation of, and access to, the rapid adjudication process for resolving payment disputes under construction contracts'.1
Office Christmas parties and other work related Christmas functions are a great time for celebration.
After a six month consultation period, the ASX has now finalised the biggest changes to its admission requirements for listed entities in over a decade, which come into effect from 19 December 2016. The changes are aimed at improving the integrity of the market operated by ASX and the reputation of ASX, which means that ASX now requires higher standards from those entities seeking to list on ASX.
In January this year we reported to you on the first instance Judgment in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds (Nautilus Marine). The Federal Court found in favour of Pantaenius at first instance and the matter was appealed to the Full Federal Court.
In November this year, the State and Territory transport and infrastructure ministers asked the National Transport Commission (NTC) to develop guidelines for automated vehicle trials.