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'Chain of Responsibility' amendments impose new environmental obligations in Queensland
Insight 28 Apr 2016

The Queensland Parliament has passed the Chain of Responsibility Bill with important amendments prior to enactment The amending Act establishes a new regime under the States primary environmental legislation that exposes related bodies corporate executive officers financiers shareholders and a ...

New environmental responsibilities for corporates, officers, financiers and others in Queensland
Insight 16 Mar 2016

The Queensland Government proposes new powers to compel related bodies corporate executive officers financiers and shareholders and a select category of related persons to satisfy the environmental obligations of companies operating in Queensland The Chain of Responsibility concept has been proposed ...

Finally - a class action regime for Queensland
Insight 17 Aug 2016

Class actions in Queensland are one step closer with the introduction of proposed new legislation into the Queensland Parliament Partner Michael Ilott Special Counsel Robyn Morrison and Senior Associate Suzie Fraser report ...

Forge-ing ahead - the treatment of fixtures under the PPSA
Insight 21 Feb 2017

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 Cth fixtures are to be understood in the same way as at general law and the same common law test applies to determining whether goods affixed to land have become fixtures ie part of the land In unanimously ...

Take care! Court confirms the devil in the details for PPSA registrations
Insight 10 Feb 2017

In a recent case a leasing company lost 23 million worth of leased equipment because it had registered the lease against the lessee companys ABN rather than its ACN - involving just two extra digits The equipment vested in the lessee company when it went into voluntary administration The court ...

Amendments to PPS lease law - what you need to know
Insight 22 May 2017

This Insight considers the effect of amendments to the Personal Property Securities regime, which are designed to reduce the PPSAs impact on the equipment hiring industry. ...

The end of the PPSA transitional period - what happens now?
Insight 24 Jan 2014

With the end of the transitional period under the personal property securities legislation fast approaching those entities that rely upon having interests in property held by others must act now to ensure those interests are properly registered even where they are transitional so there is no loss of ...

High Court confirms liquidator has first pick of the fruits of litigation
Insight 13 May 2014

The High Court recently considered the competing entitlements of a liquidator and a secured creditor to the proceeds of a claim brought by the liquidator which was against the secured creditors interests Partner Chris Prestwich and Law Graduate Kaelah Ford report on the High Courts decision that the ...

Federal Court rules liquidator needn't account for tax on sale of assets
Insight 21 Oct 2014

The Full Federal Court has held that a liquidator has no obligation to retain monies on account of tax until a notice of assessment has been issued While the decision is a win for taxpayers and creditors of insolvent entities it remains to be seen how the Commissioner of Taxation will respond ...

Insolvency Law Reform Bill - harmonisation not radical reform
Insight 27 Nov 2014

The Federal Government has released its package of reforms to Australias personal and corporate insolvency laws Included is a draft Bill that proposes to streamline the regulatory framework applying to insolvency practitioners with the aim of increasing efficiency in external administrations and ...

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