Tag: Government contracting

The Palmer Act

BY NICK SEDDON

This post introduces a very strange story. It is about the Western Australian government’s legislative attempt to shut down Mr Clive Palmer’s arbitration claims to an estimated $30 billion, an amount that is about equal to the … Read the rest

Searle v Commonwealth [2019] NSWCA 127 – government contracting and fettering

BY NICK SEDDON

The fettering rule

When government enters into a contract, there is always a potential tension. To what extent does the contract bind the government in a way that may thwart the government’s task of governing? The answer … Read the rest

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