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Finlaysons advises Nexif Energy on the development of Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia

Finlaysons, together with Herbert Smith Freehills, has advised Nexif Energy on the development of the $300 million first stage of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. Nexif Energy…

National Energy Guarantee – what will it mean?

The NEG The NEG was proposed to the Australian Government by the Energy Security Board (ESB) which was established based on Finkel’s recommendation. The NEG reportedly aims to provide a…

Crowd-Sourced Funding extended to Proprietary Companies

Background On 14 September 2017, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the Bill), was introduced and read in parliament for the first time. The Bill follows…

Insolvency Update – Trust Assets in Liquidation & Corporations Act Reform

Insolvency practitioners should be aware of the judgment in Re Amerind [2017] VSC 127, which may require liquidators to revisit the basis on which creditors’ claims have been dealt with…

Casual Conversion to FT

On 5 July 2017 a full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as part of the extensive four-yearly review of modern awards made significant changes to the rights of…

ICAC comes to NT

“ICAC plan close to fruition” and “ICAC could peel layers off corrupt NT actions” were two headlines appearing on successive days in the NT News on 28 and 29 June…

Development approval exemption for State-sponsored battery storage in SA

Battery storage facilities no longer require development approval in South Australia, provided that they are endorsed by a State Agency and constructed on a site that has been notified in…

NDIS – Productivity Commission – Costs Position Paper Released for Comment

On 14 June 2017 the Productivity Commission released a discussion paper on the NDIS entitled “National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs”.  Public comment is invited and written submissions need to…

Changes to Native Title Act following McGlade v Native Title Registrar

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10 on 2  February 2017 generated uncertainty around the status of…

SA Mining Acts Review: First Response from Government

Following the completion of the public submission phase of the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review in March 2017, the South Australian Government’s Review Team has now released its first response…

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