Webinar: The Future of METS

Join Jackson McDonald as they share their knowledge and discuss current and future challenges affecting the METS sector.


During this webinar you will hear from partners Tom Jacobs, Renae Harding and Luke Paterson who will deliver short (15 min) presentations on topics affecting Austmine members;

  • An introduction to the new Security of Payment legislation outlining how this Act will affect companies buying or supplying construction and engineering works, or related goods or related services into mining projects on and from 1 August 2022.
  • The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) came into operation on 31 March 2022.  We will explain the key changes introduced by the legislation, our current experience dealing with the Regulator and what we think businesses need to be focussing on.
  • In an environment of continued disruption and change in supply chains, there’s been a renewed focus on counterparty due diligence.  Organisations need to evaluate potential suppliers on a much wider spectrum than mere financial capacity. We will discuss:
    • What is an appropriate level of due diligence for your supply chain?
    • Procurement strategies to reduce the risks of any one supplier failing to perform.
    • The ESG and decarbonisation considerations that might be relevant in your supply chain.


Tom Jacobs - Tom has over 20 years’ experience advising clients active in the building, construction and engineering industries, with a keen focus on supporting the activities of our mining equipment, technology and services (METS) clients. Tom is very experienced in the management and resolution of complex disputes and has been recognised as a leading WA construction and infrastructure lawyer by Best lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide. Tom has a deep understanding of the construction, infrastructure and mining sector and his practice involves advising principals, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants, as well as assisting developers and Government clients engaged in projects in the sector.

Renae Harding - Renae specialises in workplace relations and safety offering expertise across all aspects of employment, industrial relations and occupational safety and health laws, both in the private and public sectors. Renae is often out on site conducting inspections, meeting with relevant personnel, conducting site training, both safety or employment related, or liaising with regulatory authorities such as the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and the Fair Work Ombudsman. Whether you are looking for tactical guidance during union negotiations, assistance drafting employment contracts and policies, representation during unfair dismissal proceedings or guidance in dealing with and responding to a critical incident, you can be assured that Renae has the expertise to assist.

Luke Paterson - Luke is a commercial and corporate lawyer with a particular focus on M&A corporate transactions and private business. Luke has experience in all aspects of corporate transactions, including structuring, due diligence, negotiation and preparation of transaction documents, as well as addressing post-transaction implementation issues. Luke has been involved in the sale of a number of different businesses, including engineering and services businesses, civil construction businesses, mining camps, mining services businesses, modular accommodation businesses, construction businesses, and many others. Luke also has an active commercial practice and has advised many family and privately held businesses regarding joint ventures, procurement, supply chain and commercial contracting requirements.


This webinar is free to attend and open to both Austmine members and non-members. 

Register using the button below. Contact [email protected] if you need assistance.

9/06/2022 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time