Planning & Environment

South Australia to ban single-use plastics

In July this year the SA Government announced that it intended to introduce legislation in 2020 to ban single use plastic products. As part of the transition, a pilot program to establish plastic free precincts has been implemented.

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$55M demand scuppered in battle of form over substance. (Very) strict compliance is required when it comes to calls on performance security

In the recent decision of Santos Limited v BNP Paribas [2019] QCA 11, the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a failure to include the words “authorised signatory of Santos Limited” meant that a demand made upon a bank guarantee was invalid.  Given the principle of ‘’strict compliance’’, the employee’s signature and position description did not amount to a representation that he was an authorised representative of Santos Limited.

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