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Directors and officers insurance

Published: 15 November 2016 | Edited: 21 July 2020

This type of insurance is only applicable to practices organised as a company. It covers the personal liability of directors, officers, and usually, ...


Sole practitioners

Published: 23 October 2015 | Edited: 16 January 2020

As the term 'sole practitioner' (or 'sole trader') suggests, this is a type of architectural practice with only one individual. A sole practitioner ...


Codes of conduct

Published: 4 March 2020

Each state and territory has its own Architects Act and architects regulations. In addition, codes of conduct have been adopted in New South Wales, ...


Conduct toward other architects

Published: 27 July 2017 | Edited: 24 November 2020

There are times when architects and architectural firms come together to collaborate or form joint ventures. There are also times when the paths of ...


Transfer of business

Published: 4 September 2017 | Edited: 26 February 2020

The employment obligations when transferring a business or part of a business may differ between the two industrial relations systems. Please refer ...


Architects Acts

Published: 2 October 2017 | Edited: 18 October 2019

Legislation has been enacted in each state and territory to protect the title 'architect' and to provide a framework for practicing architects. To ...



Published: 24 April 2018

The following advice was prepared with reference to the Architecture, Building Design and Copyright (2016) publication by the Australian Copyright ...


DDA - Disability Discrimination Act

Published: 23 November 2017

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is Commonwealth legislation which, in its simplest terms, makes it unlawful to treat a person with a ...


Privacy Act

Published: 27 January 2012

Privacy legislation is part of a global trend to protect personal information and to regulate in the area of fair information practices. The National ...


Security of payment (SOP)

Published: 10 September 2020

Security of Payment (SOP) legislation is in effect in each Australian state and territory. SOP is aimed at standardising payment processes for ...


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