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Case note: Smethurst V Commissioner of Police  [2020] HCA 14

High Court weighs up confidentiality, privacy, and public interest considerations in refusing order for destruction of material seized under warrant….

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Super Alert – 29 May 2020

In this week’s Super Alert is an announcement from the government in relation to the retirement income covenant and APRA’s…

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Consumer data right to be introduced in energy sector

In November 2017 the Australian Government announced the creation of the consumer data right (CDR). We previously reported on the…

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SA passes Regulations providing measures for commercial leases during COVID-19 pandemic

On 15 May 2020 the South Australian Parliament passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Further Measures) Amendment Act 2020 (SA) (Amendment Act) along…

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Federal Court grounds liability claim from an intra-state flight – Page v Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 537

The Federal Court of Australia recently determined that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a claim arising from a…

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Planning and environment court refuses minor change applications for accommodation and motel use and dedication under sub-staging of a residential subdivision

Background The Planning and Environment Court has refused two change applications for a minor change to a development approval in Thomco…

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