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Hotel financing - Current issues for lenders and sponsors

25-06-20 | timer
The tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors due to COVID-19. It is vital that financiers and borrowers are taking steps now to address any financing compliance issues.

Residential apartment buildings - occupation certificates and regulatory powers from September 2020

19-06-20 | timer
The New South Wales Parliament has passed the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020.

Judgment made applying the provisions of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth)

18-06-20 | timer
Justice Callaghan of the Qld Supreme Court has delivered one of the few judgments nationally applying provisions of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (Cth).

NSW residential building duty of care in force now

17-06-20 | timer
The NSW Parliament has enacted the Building and Design Practitioners Act 2020. The residential building work duty of care commenced when the Act received royal assent on 10 June 2020.

$3m fine imposed on company for first industrial manslaughter prosecution in Queensland

15-06-20 | timer
The first conviction and sentence for a charge of industrial manslaughter was imposed in the Brisbane District Court on 11 June 2020.

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