Advanced ADR Technologies

ADR is no longer just “vanilla” facilitative mediation. ADR is a suite of sophisticated techniques to be deployed to maximise the effectiveness of the process in light of the particular circumstances of the dispute and the relationship between the parties. This seminar will consider: techniques and processes in arbitration to expedite resolution and avoiding unnecessary […]

GST at Settlement (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

On the 7 February 2018, Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018) was introduced into Parliament. Key elements of the ‘GST at settlement’ measure include – On or after 1 July 2018, purchasers of new residential premises and residential land subdivisions will withhold the GST amount on the contract price and pay this […]

GST at Settlement (9.00am – 10.00am)

On the 7 February 2018, Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018) was introduced into Parliament. Key elements of the ‘GST at settlement’ measure include – On or after 1 July 2018, purchasers of new residential premises and residential land subdivisions will withhold the GST amount on the contract price and pay this […]

Insolvency: Safe harbour & IPSO Facto

On 11 September 2017 two significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws were passed through the Senate. The introduction of the insolvent trading safe harbour provisions, commenced in September 2017, and the ipso facto reforms commencing on 1 July 2018. Many companies in Australia are underperforming; however, too few will seek expert assistance early enough, which […]

Migration Law Update Part 1

In this seminar, experienced migration practitioners, including former members of the AAT involved in migration decision making, will discuss some current trends in migration law and explain key migration principles which have emerged from recent judgments delivered by the Courts. Topics covered in this session: – Recent Federal Court judgments on visa cancellations under s […]

Current Issues in Environmental Law

In most Australian States, planning and environment matters are subject to the jurisdiction of a specialist court or tribunal but not in Western Australia; appeals under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) are determined by the Minister for the Environment. There have been repeated calls to end the ministerial appeals system and establish an environmental [...]