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A key change to the definition of “consumer” under the Australian Consumer Law will lead to more business customers being able to rely on consumer guarantees

In a previous article we discussed the proposed changes to the Business to Business Unfair Contract Terms regime, aimed at giving greater…

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Environmental Reform passed by WA Parliament

The Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 has been passed by WA Parliament and the environmental regulatory landscape in Western Australia…

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Release of draft Regulations provides welcome detail on proposed small business restructuring process

Yesterday Treasury released an Exposure Draft of the much anticipated Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Regulations 2020 (Draft Regulations) and Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations) Amendment…

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How to prepare for the upcoming security of payment season in Victoria

As the year 2020 (thankfully) comes to a close, the construction industry is entering its annual security of payment season….

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Flying from one place to “another place”: Stevens v Professional Helicopter Services [2020] NSWSC

Picture the following: you’re on a joyflight taking off from a farm in the Northern Territory, you enjoy the lovely…

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Unfair contract terms to become unlawful under proposed changes to the ACL

The Federal and State governments, after meeting with the Consumer Affairs forum last week, have announced greater protections for small…

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