Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Sino Australia Oil & Gas Ltd [2014] FCA 565 
CORPORATIONS – application for injunction under s 1323(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – ongoing ASIC investigation into alleged contraventions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) by the company and its directors – necessary and desirable to grant injunction in order to protect investors’ interests-Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ss 180, 181, 182, 674, 710, 724, 728, 729, 1041A, 1041B, 1041H, 1323(1) and 1323(6) More...

New South Wales

Allianz Australia Insurance Limited v Botros Soliman & Anor [2014] NSWSC 737
Judgment against each defendant for $400,000

INSURANCE - home warranty insurance - proceedings for recovery from directors of building company pursuant to deeds of indemnity - no question of principle - Home Building Act 1989; Civil Procedure Act 2005 More...

Macmahon Mining Services v Cobar Management [2014] NSWSC 731
PROCEDURE - application for summary judgment on or to strike out some claims -whether claims are for "Consequential Loss" as defined by the contract between the parties - whether regard must be had to the facts to determine whether claims fall within "Consequential Loss" - whether appropriate case for strike out or summary disposal of claims PROCEDURE - costs - general rule costs follow the event of the motion More...

Delta Electricity v Centennial Mandalong Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 178 [READ HEADNOTE]
CONTRACTS - general contractual principles - construction and interpretation of contracts - whether government charges imposed under the national carbon pricing scheme on methane emissions were charges "attributable to" coal sold by the respondent and purchased by the appellant – appeal dismissed with costs

Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth); Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments Act) 2011 (Cth); Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge - General) Act 2011 (Cth); Coal and Oil Shale Mine Workers (Superannuation) Act 1941(NSW); Coal Industry Act 2001(NSW) More...


Duke Building Pty Ltd v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2014] QCAT 190
DIRECTION TO RECTIFY – WHETHER UNFAIR – where Direction to Rectify unable to be complied with within the 28 day period – where delay on the part of the homeowner in obtaining certified plans – whether Direction to Rectify voidable – whether unfair in the circumstances.

McNab Constructions Australia Pty Ltd v Queensland Building Services Authority [2013] QSC 057 Camill Constructions Pty Ltd v Queensland Building Services Authority [2013] QSC 275 More...

PW Woods (Builder) Pty Ltd v Watch This Space Builders Pty Ltd [2014] QCAT 188
Building dispute – Wrongful repudiation – Construction manager liable for incomplete and defective work of contractors More...


You v Thomas [2014] VSC 255
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW  — Judicial review — Jurisdictional error — Error of law on the face of the record — Building Act 1993, s 93 More...

Northern Territory

Axis Plumbing N.T. Pty Ltd v Option Group (NT) Pty Ltd and Anor [2014] NTSC 22
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW  – Construction – Security of payment – Determinations – Validity of – Jurisdictional error – Review by Supreme Court – Functions of Court on judicial review - Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT) ss 27, 33(1)(a), 48(3)

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW  – Construction – Security of payment – Adjudicators – Jurisdiction – Jurisdictional error – Statutory Criteria – Satisfaction as to – Must be reasonable – Must be legally correct – Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT) ss 33(1)(a), 48(3)

CONSTRUCTION – Security of payment – Determinations – Whether there is a “construction contract” - Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT) s 33(1)(a)(i)

CONSTRUCTION – Security of payment – Determinations – Whether contract subject to condition precedent – Whether there is a payment dispute - Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (NT) s 33(1)(a)(ii) More...

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