In September, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced its first enforcement action for unfair contract terms. Proceedings were instituted in the Federal Court against JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (JJ Richards) - one of the largest privately-owned waste management companies in Australia. The ACCC alleges that JJ Richards’ standard form of small business contract contains 8 unfair terms.
November 14, 2017
On 15 September 2017, in response to an application brought before the High Court by ClientEarth, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Friends of the Earth (the Applicants) for the judicial review of the amended environmental costs-capping regime implemented by the Ministry of Justice (the Defendant), Mr Justice Dove ruled that the provisions must be amended.
November 03, 2017
Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc in Queensland, but now the sun is shining once again and the focus returns to the state's hotel and tourism developments.
July 24, 2017
On January 23, 2017, the Queensland Government announced that it has backed down on its decision to introduce a 1am lockout for licensed venues located within designated 3am Safe Night Precincts.
February 01, 2017
On 8 December 2016, the NSW Government announced that it will relax Sydney’s lockout laws for live entertainment venues, as well as a relaxation of takeaway and home delivery sales across the state.
December 20, 2016
The new lockout restrictions for 3am Safe Night Precincts in Queensland are due to come into effect from 1 February 2017.
In 2002, Australia became the first country to regulate the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), now referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) or more commonly, drones.
July 19, 2016
The legal and practical implications for Queensland licensees as a consequence of the Queensland Parliament passing the controversial “lock-out” laws...
February 29, 2016
Alcohol-fuelled violence has consistently been a hot topic in Australian media in recent times and one which the Queensland Government has indicated it wishes to con
January 11, 2016
Over the last 12 months, there has been much media speculation about Australia being poised for the first major wave of airport privatisations in more than a decade,
September 23, 2015