Welcome to the November edition of CBP Focus  

Transport and logistics

Cramped airline seat not a compensable "accident"

Air rage incident leads to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Australia’s toughest anti-hoon laws came into effect in Queensland on 1 November 2013

Court rejects insurance claim of ship owners because of "fraudulent device" used in making claim
 

Insurance

Timbercorp - a "constellation of issues" on product disclosure statement obligations

Contractual indemnities - the downside of effective clauses

In full swing - obvious risk and dangerous recreational activity
 

Construction

Reference dates under Queensland's Building and Construction Industry Payments Act - three myths debunked

Retention money to be held in trust for subcontractors under security of payment laws in NSW
 

Planning and environment

Increased penalties for illegal waste dumping in NSW

NSW Planning Bill 2013 introduces greater community participation in planning process
 

Commercial and corporate

Queensland directors’ liability reform - no more reverse onus of proof
 

Equine law

Compulsory vaccination of horses against Hendra virus - what you need to know
 

Education

Administering medication to students: risk management for schools
 

Property

Off-the-plan contracts for sale can be rescinded by either party if the sunset date has passed

Maximising opportunities for development profit - car parking, storage and restrictions on use of utility lots

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