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'Rate my builder' – next step in NSW Government rating regime
Insight 24 Jun 2022

Marking a further step in the New South Wales Government's 'Construct NSW' building and construction industry reforms, the Independent Construction Industry Ratings Tool (iCIRT) – which assesses construction professionals against a series of criteria2 – has released the first 19 developers and builders to have a public rating. In this Insight, we explain iCIRT's potential impact, and what action construction professionals and businesses can be taking now. ...

'Fiendishly difficult' – duty of care to impact more NSW building projects
Insight 03 Jun 2022

The recent Goodwin Street Developments decision provides much-needed guidance on the application of the statutory duty of care owed by builders (and certain building professionals) to property owners under section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 . ...

Overview of Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime
Insight

Significant changes to Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime came into effect last year. This guide provides up-to-date information you need to know about how the new FIRB regime operates. ...

Native Title
Sectors & Services

Native title has been on the Australian legal landscape for more than a decade, generating many practical issues for the mineral, oil and gas exploration, production and infrastructure industries, as well as for financiers, pastoralists, ...

Beware the stamp duty pitfalls of nominee clauses and resulting trust exemptions – discussion of the Victorian case of Hartman
Insight 11 Mar 2022

The recent Victorian case of Hartman1 demonstrates the potential stamp duty dangers of relying on nominee clauses in transactions involving land (or other dutiable property). The VCAT decision highlights the importance of settling, if possible, on the identity of the ultimate transferee prior to execution of a contract and, above all, the need for developers and other purchasers of land to seek advice before relying on a nominee clause or otherwise seeking to transfer title to a third party. ...

LOGOS consortium completes landmark $1.67 billion acquisition of the warehousing and property components of Qube's Moorebank Logistics Park
News 15 Dec 2021

Moorebank Logistics Park is Australia’s largest intermodal freight facility, offering unparalleled industrial warehousing opportunities and rail-to-port connectivity. The site includes approximatel ...

Are diversification leases the answer?
Insight 14 Dec 2021

The WA Government has proposed to introduce a new form of non-exclusive land tenure. These proposed diversification leases would be suitable for hydrogen and other renewable energy projects. ...

Protection of cultural heritage and FPIC
Insight 11 Nov 2021

As part of the increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in Australia and overseas, there is a spotlight on the principle of 'free, prior and informed consent' (FPIC) in the context of Indigenous engagement and protection of cultural heritage. ...

Allens advises on Centres for National Resilience in Queensland and Western Australia
News 03 Nov 2021

As head contractor, Multiplex is responsible for delivering a new purpose-built centre to support Australia's response to the current pandemic and any future pandemics, natural disasters or similar ...

New changes aim to improve cash flow for suppliers to government post COVID-19
Insight 11 Oct 2021

Businesses supplying goods or services to the Federal Government need to be aware that they may need to modify their procurement processes to support shorter subcontractor payment time periods, under recent changes to federal procurement policies. ...

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