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Commonwealth Government steps in to save existing ILUAs and provide certainty to future ILUAs

23-02-17 | The recent decision of McGlade v Registrar National Native Title Tribunal [2017] FCAFC 10 has established that all applicants for a native title claim must sign an indigenous land use agreement before it can be registered, creating uncertainty for existing agreements that were registered without every applicant having signed them.


What you need to know about the penalty rate changes

23-02-17 | The full bench of the Fair Work Commission today reduced public holiday rates in five modern awards, effective from 1 July, as well as Sunday penalty rates in four modern awards, which will be phased in over at least two annual instalments.


Building continues on 2016 construction legislation and code

22-02-17 | Last week we reported on the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth). These changes commenced from Friday 17 February and reduce the two-year transition period for enterprise agreement (EA) content rules by more than a year.


Tick-tock—deadline for building code compliance brought forward

17-02-17 | Two months on from the commencement of the Code for Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016, the Senate has passed legislation to reduce the two-year transition period for enterprise agreement content rules.


Crowd sourced funding soon to become a reality

16-02-17 | The Corporations Amendment (Crowd Sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth) has passed the House of Representatives and entered the Senate. The Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report was tabled for consideration on 13 February 2017 and the Committee recommended the Bill be enacted.


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