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Procurement update – when can government abandon a procurement process and what are the consequences? Considerations from the UK
Insight 28 Jan 2020

The United Kingdom High Court (the Court) recently handed down its judgment in Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, which considered the abandonment of a government procurement process following a breach of relevant procurement regulations by a public agency. For government departments and agencies in particular, this case clarifies when a public agency can abandon a procurement process and what remedies may be available to bidders in these circumstances. ...

Australia's Modern Slavery Act – one year on
Insight 11 Dec 2019

Australia's modern slavery reporting regime was introduced one year ago, and 2020 will see the first set of modern slavery statements published by reporting entities. ...

New government procurement requirements introduced around Australia
Insight 09 Dec 2019

New, wide-reaching requirements for government procurement processes have recently been implemented around Australia, following the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other Free Trade Agreements with Australia's key trading partners. ...

Leadership change in Papua New Guinea
Insight 03 Jul 2019

This insight examins James Marape's ascension to the Prime Ministership of Papua New Guinea, his new-look cabinet and some of the more recent ministerial comments regarding both region-specific projects and the resources industry more generally. ...

New WA policy facilitating market-led proposals
Insight 23 Apr 2019

The Western Australian Government recently released its Market-led Proposals Policy which seeks to provide a single consistent and transparent process for the private sector to submit infrastructure service provision and other proposals outside the context of a government-initiated procurement ...

High Court delivers historic ruling on native title compensation
Insight 14 Mar 2019

The High Court has delivered its eagerly awaited decision on how compensation for the extinguishment of native title is to be calculated ...

Comment invited on new procurement guidelines to fight black economy
Insight 11 Dec 2018

Comment is being sought on new guidelines designed to enhance good tax behaviour and create an even playing field for businesses that comply with their tax obligations Partner John Greig and Lawyer Patrick Broe outline the proposed guidelines the implications for tenderers and some matters that ...

Market-led proposals - still a unique opportunity
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Australia has seen a significant increase in market-led proposals for infrastructure projects This is having an important effect on how government interacts with the private sector with all states and territories having released detailed guidance intended to boost these submissions even more Partner ...

The ESC's draft decision on first round of amendments to the Energy Retail Code
Insight 18 Sep 2018

While the Federal Government gives further consideration to implementation of the ACCCs recommendations relating to retail tariffs and retailer behaviour the Victorian Essential Services Commission has been progressing reforms proposed by the Independent Review into the Electricity and Gas Retail ...

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - from Bill to Law
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The Federal Government recently passed the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act This is an entirely new regulatory scheme that will require persons who undertake activities on behalf of a foreign government or political organisation to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

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