17 episodes

From our legal experts direct to you, 'In Practice | A McCullough Robertson Podcast' cuts through the noise to provide practical insights into how your legal rights may be impacted in a post COVID-19 world.

Delivering episodes on the topics that matter most to you and your business, this podcast profiles some of McCullough Robertson's leading lawyers as they answer the pressing questions on business leaders' minds across Australia.

Join us as we tackle everything from capital raising and estate planning, to finance and construction. Tune in for your need-to-know update on the legal world today.

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From our legal experts direct to you, 'In Practice | A McCullough Robertson Podcast' cuts through the noise to provide practical insights into how your legal rights may be impacted in a post COVID-19 world.

Delivering episodes on the topics that matter most to you and your business, this podcast profiles some of McCullough Robertson's leading lawyers as they answer the pressing questions on business leaders' minds across Australia.

Join us as we tackle everything from capital raising and estate planning, to finance and construction. Tune in for your need-to-know update on the legal world today.

    Australia's national water strategy - why is it so important for our future security?

    Australia's national water strategy - why is it so important for our future security?

    In this episode, we talk to McCullough Robertson's Sarah Hausler (Partner) and Strati Pantges (Special Counsel) about the state of Australia's water infrastructure assets and what role these play in securing our water supply going forward. Sarah is a specialist planning and environment lawyer, focusing on advisory work, planning and environment litigation. Her background includes experience in environmental science and urban and regional planning. Strati is a senior projects lawyer with 15+ years of experience in Australia and overseas, working on large-scale projects in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

    The two of them bring their vast knowledge to topics including the challenges associated with updating or enhancing vital national water resources and the regulation of water infrastructure assets throughout the country.


    Additional notes
    To read more about the Four Corners piece (referenced at 17:13) in this episode, visit:
    https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/pumped/8727826

    To read more about the Paradise Dam project (referenced at 7:43) in this episode, visit:
    https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/7119159/paradise-dam-class-action-ramps-up-as-dry-weather-bites/
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/concrete-in-paradise-dam-wall-fails-to-meet-design-standard/12272216

    • 22 min
    The evolving landscape of Government contracts and procurement processes.

    The evolving landscape of Government contracts and procurement processes.

    This episode examines the state of play for businesses wanting to expand their customer base to include key Government contracts, at a time when there is a push within departments to engage more with small and medium-sized Australian firms. McCullough Robertson Special Counsel, Kate Fitzgerald discusses the latest news and trends in Government procurement processes.

    • 28 min
    Workplace relations in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Workplace relations in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic

    In this episode we talk to Nicola McMahon, Senior Associate with McCullough Robertson Lawyers about how COVID-19 has affected the relationship between employers and their workforces. We examine the increase in employment disputes and unfair dismissal claims, at a time when the national unemployment rate has been steadily rising.

    Nicola talks us through some specific employment dispute cases which have come about as a product of working from home and offers advice for employers around their rights and responsibilities in unfair dismissal claims.

    • 28 min
    Reflections and opportunities for capital markets post COVID-19

    Reflections and opportunities for capital markets post COVID-19

    In this episode we talk to Naomi Omundson Senior Associate with McCullough Robertson Lawyers about how a black swan event like COVID-19 has impacted equity capital markets both in Australia and internationally.

    From the surge of equity capital raisings through to shifts in mergers and acquisitions, Naomi breaks down some of the significant changes, opportunities and future outlook on capital markets.

    • 20 min
    Construction in 2020 and beyond - what can we expect?

    Construction in 2020 and beyond - what can we expect?

    We talk to two of McCullough Robertson's construction and infrastructure experts about the challenges facing the industry in 2020, and what we can expect to see going into 2021. Special Counsel Alex Power and Senior Associate Darren Williams explain upcoming legislation changes in the sector and how COVID-19 will shake up the industry.

    Construction is being hailed as a major part of the nation's post-pandemic economic recovery, with legislation evolving to ensure all stakeholders are appropriately licensed to carry out all components of a project and that reasonable avenues are available for recourse. While at the time of recording changes have not been legislated, Darren and Alex explain why getting legal advice now is prudent in keeping projects moving forward.

    In this episode, Alex and Darren provide important advice and tips for businesses to keep projects on track and in line with the new requirements. Plus, they make their prediction about what the sector can expect to see beyond 2020.

    • 24 min
    Native title and cultural heritage - how is the legal landscape changing?

    Native title and cultural heritage - how is the legal landscape changing?

    In this episode we talk to Partner Dominic McGann, a trusted authority on native title and cultural heritage matters, on how the legal landscape has changed 30 years on from the iconic Mabo decision.

    With many misconceptions surrounding this area of law, Dominic talks us through its complexities, from the impact of an increasing number of carbon projects on native title law, to how federal legislation will impact on future native title and cultural heritage cases.

    • 22 min

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Short and sharp

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Very informative

A very interesting and informative podcast addressing all the big questions surrounding COVID-19.

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