Foreign crews and workers no longer exempt from Visa requirements and minimum pay conditions in offshore work

Maritime Union of Australia & Anor v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor [2016] HCA 34 TheForeign crews and workers on ships operating in the offshore resources industry will be required to obtain visas and receive minimum pay conditions, after a recent decision by the High Court. Legal details The High Court ruled … Read more

Assessing lost opportunities in land contamination cases: Winky Pop Pty Ltd v Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 187

The recent decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Winky Pop Pty Ltd v Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 187 (Winky v Mobil) has provided much needed guidance on the availability and assessment of damages for loss of opportunity in cases dealing with the contamination of land. Land owners should be diligent … Read more

Solar PV rules change in Western Australia

Solar PV system providers will be able to sell power to customers directly without a licence, under changes to Western Australia regulation announced on 17 August 2016. The new rules will allow customers, such as households, to enter power purchase agreements (PPAs) with solar PV system suppliers, where the households purchase the power from the … Read more

Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Newsletter

Welcome to our Newsletter, bringing you the latest in Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Law news. Welcome to the newest members of our team Matthew Craven, Christine McNess, Rebecca Lindhout and Rebecca Sandford have joined our Technology, Media and Communications teams in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. Click here to read more. Game over: Critical … Read more

HWL Ebsworth Insurance Review – August 2016

We are delighted to welcome you to the latest edition of the HWL Ebsworth Insurance Review. We are pleased to bring you a quarterly series of articles addressing a range of the latest issues and cases from different States and Territories relevant to various lines of business. We hope you will find this edition of … Read more