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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 regulation of the resources industry. We examine his new-look cabinet and some of the more recent ...

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 infrastructu ...

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 Australia's highest court has ruled on this issue. ...

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 Lawye ...

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

In brief: 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 ...

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 ACCC's recommendations relating to retail tariffs and retailer behaviour, the Victorian Essential Services Commissi ...

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