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Increased protections against unfair contract terms

By: Sabrina Austin
22 October 2021

In early September, the government released the proposed amendments to the unfair contract terms regime under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which once implemented, w...

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Mandatory Director Identification Numbers

By: Nicola Whalley
19 October 2021

Company directors should be aware of new laws coming into effect relating to the introduction of Director Identification Numbers (DIN). These new laws amend the Corporati...

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Change to casual employment arrangements

By: Cath Champion
8 July 2021

Recent amendments to the Federal Fair Work Act 2009 have changed the workplace entitlements and obligations for casual employees. The changes came into effect on 27 March...

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2020

Unfair contract term laws: important changes and IP agreements

By: Mahoneys
17 December 2020

Upcoming changes to the unfair contract term laws mean any business that requires customers or small business commercial partners to enter into standard form contracts sh...

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Protecting your trade mark

By: Mahoneys
12 October 2020

Your business is making some serious cash – or it’s about to. Customers are raving about what you do – or they’re about to. You know a strong and recognisable...

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Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits

By: Mahoneys
18 February 2020

Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits With the Australian Tax Office (ATO) continuing to target multinational corporate tax avoidance, the Aust...

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2019

When can you patent an invention implemented by a computer – Encompass Corporation v InfoTrack (September 2019)

By: Mahoneys
11 December 2019

The patentability of computer-implemented inventions has long been a tricky issue for innovators and entrepreneurs. While a recent decision by the Full Bench of the Austr...

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Be careful: your Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) registrations may lapse soon

By: Mahoneys
1 March 2019

If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check your records for the expiry date… The Personal Property Se...

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2018

Implications for business when Australia implements APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules System next year

By: Mahoneys
18 December 2018

After consultation with business and stakeholders, the Australian Government recently applied to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economic forum (APEC) to participat...

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The lesson of Lululemon – exchanges, returns and consumer guarantees

By: Mahoneys
16 May 2018

Luxury athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd (Lululemon) found out the hard way that global businesses who apply blanket branding are not above t...

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2017

Companies and directors rejoice – “Safe Harbour” and “Ipso Facto” becomes law

By: Mahoneys
12 September 2017

Late last night (11 September 2017), the Senate passed into law the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprises Incentives No 2) Bill 2017. The legislation amends the Corpo...

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