Everything in its own time: the importance of timing for contractual requirements28 August 2020
A recent decision in the Supreme Court of Queensland provides a timely reminder about the importance of carefully considering contractual provisions to identify the correct timeframe for provision of notices or performance of contractual obligations.
Termination of employment and ‘after acquired knowledge’18 August 2020
An employer may justify the termination of employment of an employee by reference to facts that come to light after the termination occurred, even though they were not a reason at the time of the termination.
QAO Report on the Effectiveness of the SPER ICT Reform – Key lessons for agencies24 June 2020
Earlier this year, the Queensland Audit Office released its report on the Effectiveness of the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) ICT Reform project.
Data portability and the consumer data right19 May 2020
Data portability in the form of a ‘consumer data right’ is being introduced for certain industries through amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) made under the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 (Cth).
New Short Form Contract Conditions drafted to facilitate emergency ICT procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic06 April 2020
The Department of Housing and Public Works has prepared a new Short Form Contract Conditions for procuring information and communications technology (ICT) products and services.