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Welcome to Corporate Matters, your online resource for all things Corporate & Commercial.

On this page you will find our latest thinking in the form of alerts, publications, articles, opinions and podcasts.  With our insights all in the one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for to support you in how you do business every day. 

24 February 2021 | Competition and consumer law enforcement and compliance priorities for 2021

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) signals industries, markets, and issues likely to face scrutiny in 2021—announced on 23 February.
16 February 2021 | Court of Appeal confirms 10 year longstop limit for defective building work

Court’s recent judgment considers the 10 year longstop period within the EPA Act regarding claims for loss arising from defective building works.
23 December 2020 | Draft Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020 (NSW)

NSW Government has released the draft Design and Building Practitioners regulation. Public comment/feedback on the regulation is sought until 11 January 2021.
22 December 2020 | Human rights and mining lease objections: Implications of the Waratah Coal Decision

Human rights have been raised as a basis for an objection against a mining lease in Queensland. What does this mean for future applications and objections?
10 December 2020 | Recent changes to monetary screening thresholds under Australia's foreign investment laws

The Australian Government passed important changes to monetary screening thresholds under the foreign investment laws, which commence on 1 January 2021.
03 December 2020 | Squatters' rights and executor's duty

In a recent Decision involving a deceased estate, the Court deep dives into property entitlements and squatters' rights under the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW).
14 November 2020 | Imposing blanket ban on pets in strata building by-laws found invalid in recent landmark case

The Court held that the by-law in question contravened the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) which provides that "a by-law must not be harsh, unconscionable or oppressive".
12 November 2020 | A new deductible gift recipient category for community sheds is introduced by the ATO

A new DGR category for community sheds has come into effect from 1 October 2020 in recognition of the importance of community engagement.
22 October 2020 | Loss of opportunity damages now available to developers for misleading and deceptive conduct of third-parties

In a recent case, NSW Court of Appeal found that a property developer was entitled to damages for loss of profit arising out of a misrepresentation by a professional consultant.
01 October 2020 | Additional landlord obligations and tenants' rights under the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (Vic)

The Amending Act introduces changes that largely impose additional obligations on a retail landlord and provide retail tenants with additional rights and protections.


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