Additional Funding Announced for Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

The Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne has announced that $30 million in additional funding has been allocated to the Government’s ‘Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme’. The funding programme was established to subsidise capital investment in manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria. It is designed, among other things, to assist manufacturing businesses … Read more

Case note: new VCAT car parking decision

VCAT decisions concerning the availability of on site car parking have attracted much media attention and public debate in recent months. A new Red Dot decision adds further insight into this issue and reflects an interesting shift in attitude by the Tribunal towards the requirement to provide car parking spaces in new developments. Vincent Corporation … Read more

14th Edition – National Insolvency & Reconstruction Quarterly Review

Happy New Year and welcome to our 14th edition of Insolvency Quarterly, spanning the period October 2015 – December 2015. We hope you all had a relaxing break and we look forward to bringing you the latest updates concerning insolvency related matters throughout 2016. This edition covers a broad range of topics along with revisiting … Read more

Will your exclusions bite – beware Insurance Contracts Act section 54

The recent Federal Court Judgment in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds [2016] FCA 1 serves as a good reminder of the breath and application of Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)(ICA). The subject yacht ran aground in Australian waters off Port Talbot WA on 22 June 2013 … Read more

HWL Ebsworth Partner named Market Leader in Native Title Law

HWL Ebsworth is pleased to announce that Philip Hunter, Partner in our Brisbane office, has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as the Market Leader in Native Title Law in Australia. The rankings were released on 19 January 2016 and Philip was the only person to be named in the Market Leader category. This endorsement complements … Read more