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The new Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act: 5 things you need to know.
Significant changes to resources legislation in Queensland will take effect from today, Tuesday 27 September 2016. We have set out below some examples of how the MERCP Act can impact resource exploration and production, and what you need to do.
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Settling legal disputes by battle: A brief history of duelling 
We can admit that it gets tiresome writing about the law sometimes and like other employees elsewhere, we here at FindLaw would also like the occasional break from our daily professional tasks. However, we're still compelled to write something law related so we actually looked up the history of ...
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What to do with objections to discharge from Bankruptcy.
Leigh Adams Bankruptcy Lawyers at North Sydney assist many entrepreneurs and small business proprietors in getting out of bankruptcy. If you are struggling to know how to manage an opinionated and difficult bankruptcy trustee who has just objected to your discharge from bankruptcy, then read on.
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Does your Enterprise Agreement comply with the Building Code 2013?
Building industry participants with enterprise agreements made or varied since 18 May 2016 must now comply with the Building Code 2013 and be certified as such by Fair Work Building and Construction (the FWBC) in order to be eligible to participate in Commonwealth funded building work.
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Groundwater extraction in mining: Government puts a plug on “unlimited right to take” water.
The Queensland Government has introduced legislation into Parliament which, if passed, will tighten environmental laws regulating the taking of groundwater for mining activities by resource proponents. In this alert, Partner Martin Klapper and Law Graduate Ruby Rayner consider what the ...
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Deal breaker: GST credits on retirement village developments.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has ruled in favour of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) on whether developers of retirement villages can claim GST input tax credits on their construction costs. This will potentially affect the viability and cashflow of current and future projects.
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Financial assurance decision stayed without 75% payment.
One of the amendments introduced to the Environmental Protection Act (EP Act) by the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Chain of Responsibility Act) was a requirement that the Land Court could only stay a financial assurance decision if the holder of the ...
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Contributory Negligence: The law helps those that help themselves (and reduces damages for those that don’t) 
Contributory Negligence: The law helps those that help themselves (and reduces damages for those that don't). A recent decision in the New South Wales Supreme Court saw the plaintiff sue a church in relation to injuries she sustained after falling down a flight of stairs.
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QCAT considers the reasonableness of proposed changes to park rules and whether park rules can include a requirement to pay charges.
In Both & Ors v PJD Group Pty Ltd t/as Esk Caravan Park [2016] QCAT 058 the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) considered whether proposed changes to park rules were reasonable, and whether park rules can include a requirement to pay certain charges where they were not specified ...
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Groundwater extraction in mining: Government puts a plug on “unlimited right to take” water.
The Queensland Government has introduced legislation into Parliament which, if passed, will tighten environmental laws regulating the taking of groundwater for mining activities by resource proponents. In this alert, Partner Martin Klapper and Law Graduate Ruby Rayner consider what the ...
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Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms.
Unfair Terms in your Hire Agreement. Every business is different and every hire agreement is different. What's the problem? What businesses really have to be very wary about from 12 November 2016, is that businesses using unfair terms in their hiring contracts could be exposed to liability under ...
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Can you do one on reporting unregistered rooming houses and share house scams in Victoria please? 
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How subleases work under Australian property law.
Although it may be summer at the time of writing (January 2013) many people will be looking for a rental property to lease – especially university students. For many young people leaving home for the first time, there are a number of issues that need navigating, and finding a place to live is ...
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