Landlords and tenants across Victoria should take note of VCAT’s important decision handed down in July 2019 matter of Phillips v Abel  VCAT 1031. This decision is an important landmark in the shifting landscape of retail and commercial leasing in Victoria.
The Launch Of The Latest Review Into The Industrial Relations System In the wake of seeming radio silence on the liberal government’s IR policy leading to the federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia’s new minister for industrial relations, Christian Porter, will be undertaking a review into Australian workplace laws. On 27 June…
Having just read an article about draft legislation to extend the unfair contract term regime to insurance contracts, I was reminded that laws relating to unfair contract terms in the Australian Consumer Law have been around since 2010 in respect of standard form consumer contracts and since November 2016 in respect of standard form small business contracts. Despite these laws applying to standard form small business contracts for nearly 3 years, there are still much confusion in this area of law.