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Achieving dispute resolution efficiencies for Defence through project management

09-11-18 | A recent focus on streamlining dispute resolution processes aims to reduce the time taken to arrive at a final result. For example, the dispute resolution clause in many of Defence's template construction contracts provides for arbitration hearings to be conducted on a "stop clock basis", where each party has a fixed maximum time to present its case.

Changes to long service leave entitlements for Victorian employees—act now!

01-11-18 | Significant changes to Victorian long service leave entitlements start today, with the commencement of the Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic). Employers with employees based in Victoria must carefully review the new rules and ensure they comply as certain breaches of the new requirements will constitute criminal offences.

Consumer law amendments bring greater clarity and enhance regulators' powers

25-10-18 | The Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018 (Amendment Act) cleared its final hurdle last week—passing the Senate—and, with the aim of clarifying and strengthening consumer protections, paves the way for a raft of amendments to a number of Acts.

Manslaughter offence and union prosecutions back on the agenda

23-10-18 | The Education and Employment References Committee established by the Federal Senate has tabled a report setting out the findings of its inquiry into Australia's framework for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths.

Health Care Update Issue 5

22-10-18 | Health Care Update provides information about legal issues and topics affecting health care providers and insurers at a national and state level.

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