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Even broad governmental powers have limitations - Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture
Insight 04 Jun 2020

The decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture serves as a timely reminder that there are limits on the exercise of seemingly broad governmental powers, and is especially relevant at a time where governmental powers are being used to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper: it's all about where to direct public funds
Insight 28 May 2020

In the recently released Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper, the Federal Government puts forward a proposed framework to govern the investment of public funds in the development of new technologies designed to lower emissions. ...

Connected infrastructure
Insight 30 Jan 2020

Both the Sydney population and the population of Melbourne are expected to reach the size of New York City by 2050, raising questions about how our cities of the future will function. ...

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. This is, therefore, a timely ...

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 Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and other Free Trade Agreements with Australia's key trading partners. These new requirements have significant implications for government departments and agencies, as well as tenderers for government contracts, particularly those with foreign shareholders or affiliations. We examine the procurement requirements and how they have been adopted around Australia. ...

Leadership change in Papua New Guinea
Insight 03 Jul 2019

James Marape's ascension to the Prime Ministership of Papua New Guinea brings potential changes to the resources industry. We examine 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

Yesterday the High Court delivered its eagerly awaited decision on compensation for the extinguishment of native title This is the first time Australias highest court has ruled on this issue Partner Ben Zillmann and Senior Associate Giselle Kilvert summarise the key aspects of the decision ...

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 ...

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