News

No fault divorce and the Family Court of Australia – Four decades on

7 Nov 2014

Gough Whitlam’s recent passing has given Australians cause to pause and reflect upon the foundation of the Family Court and implementation of no fault divorce legislation, both in established by the Whitlam government in 1975.

The ACCC institutes further proceedings against Coles

7 Nov 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) has issued proceedings in the Federal Court against Coles alleging that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”).

New Congestion Levy

6 Nov 2014

The Congestion Levy Act 2005 imposes an annual levy on “off street” parking spaces used for parking motor vehicles in the levy area. The levy applies to all non-exempt parking spaces in both public and private car parks.

High Court has overturned a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal

6 Nov 2014

In a unanimous decision, the High Court has overturned a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal which had held that a builder owed and breached a duty of care to an Owners’ Corporation and was liable in negligence for damages for pure economic loss.