Will Australia’s Agreements with America be Trumped?
With President Donald J. Trump taking the oath of office on 20 January 2017, Americans living and working in Australia, as well as American companies with operations in Australia, have reason to wonder whether the new President intends to change, rescind, or in any way modify the 3 key agreements that govern commercial and tax dealings between the two countries.
Adjudication Applications Must be in Writing!
In the recent decision of Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd v Total Lifestyle Windows Pty Ltd  NSWSC 194, the claimant (Total Lifestyle Windows) served its adjudication application on the respondent (Parkview) by letter which attached a USB containing the adjudication application.
Upcoming changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (Medical Treatment)
In 2015, Victoria overhauled its legislation relating to Enduring Powers of Attorney for financial and personal decisions. On 12 March 2018, Victoria’s position on medical treatment decisions will also change.