Human Rights Bill 201808 November 2018
The Human Rights Bill 2018 was introduced into Parliament on 31 October 2018. It follows the model of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities as well as the ACT Human Rights Act, in adopting a dialogue model for human rights protection.
Cultural heritage update: ‘last claim standing’ reinstated and CHMP requirements clarified07 November 2018
The Queensland Parliament restored the ‘last claim standing rule’, as it was previously understood, when it passed the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) on 30 October 2018.
Legal representation in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission05 November 2018
The Industrial Relations Act 2016 (IR Act) commenced on 1 March 2017. Similar to the now repealed Industrial Relations Act 1999, the IR Act limits the circumstances where a party may be represented by a lawyer in proceedings before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the QIRC).
Take care to consider GST in settlement arrangements05 October 2018
It is possible that out of court settlements may involve a taxable supply for which GST is payable.
Native Title – The question of compensation finally reaches the High Court 26 years after Mabo05 October 2018
The township of Timber Creek, half-way between Katherine and Kununarra in the Northern Territory, with a population of fewer than 300 people, has recently been the subject of the undivided attention of the Full Court of the High Court in a landmark native title case.