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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. 

28 April 2021 | Taking a pledge to ensure workplace respect and safety-#IStandForRespect

We stand in support of the Diversity Council Australia's latest campaign to make Australian workplaces respectful and safe.
21 April 2021 | NEC4's new Australian "Y" clauses: A collaborative way forward?

Recognising that traditional adversarial contracting is not working, the NEC4 and its new Australian optional "Y" clauses could change contracting in Australia for the better.
21 April 2021 | Brad Vinning's Executive Series: Growth through adversity, talking with CEO of The Wine Collective

Lloyd Heinrich shares how COVID-19 turned a challenging business into a thriving one and the importance of retaining human connections with remote working.
16 April 2021 | NSW Design and Building Practitioners Regulation finalised

The Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW) was made on 9 April, with a significant change to the transitional exemption provisions from the consultation draft.
09 April 2021 | Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal clarifies the use of the prevention principle

Read about the decision clarifying the use of the prevention principle and the implications of the finding including for those in the construction sector.
08 April 2021 | Lights, camera, action! Sparke Helmore's film finance practice

Sparke Helmore is one of the leading film finance law firms in Australia. Led by Bill Chapman, the team has expertise around funding options for film makers and their financiers.
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?


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