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Posted Feb 13, 2019 The Royal Commission’s Effect on the Mortgage Broking Industry
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The recent Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services sector has thrown the mortgage broking industry into a state of disarray. The most immediate change which is proposed – the banning of trail commission – is enough to cause mortgage brokers, especially those less seasoned in the industry to consider leaving the industry…

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Posted Jan 23, 2019 eBOOK: Guide to the Royal Commission into Aged Care
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Posted Jan 23, 2019 SOPA: What does it mean for Adjudicators to act “In Good Faith”?
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Casenote: Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd v DSD Builders Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 276 In this judgment, the Court of Appeal considered the requirement of adjudicators under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”) to act “in good faith” when preparing adjudication determinations. Background and Relevant Facts Goodwin Street Developments…

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Posted Jan 22, 2019 UPDATE: Preliminary Hearing for Royal Commission into Aged Care
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The Royal Commission commenced with a preliminary hearing on 18 January 2019. During the hearing, the Commissioners outlined the status of the  enquiries of the Commission to date and what was likely to occur during the term of the Commission. Key features of Commission Appearing below are some of the key features of the Royal…

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Posted Jan 10, 2019 An update on the Security of Payment Reforms – Implementation Options Paper
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The call for submissions In earlier articles we outlined some of the reforms introduced by recent amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999. Some of the key reforms include: A reduction of the maximum time a head contractor has to pay subcontractors from 30 business days to 20 business days;…

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