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News & Insights

2022
22
Mar

Contractor or employee? Your contract should spell it out

By: Sabrina Austin

Background In February this year, the High Court handed down two significant rulings in relation to both contractors and employees.…

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21
Mar

Mandatory Director Identification Number – approaching deadlines

By: Nicola Whalley

If you are a company director, or thinking of becoming one, you must now obtain a director identification number (or DIN). The…

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08
Mar

Virtual meetings and electronic execution now permanent

By: Sabrina Austin

Back in August 2021, Mahoneys brought you an article on the impending amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act),[1]which…

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2021
25
Oct

Important Medical Practice Payroll Tax Decision

By: Antony Harrison

Thomas and Naaz – the latest court case and what medical practices need to know. Authors: Antony Harrison and Sabrina…

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22
Oct

Increased protections against unfair contract terms

By: Sabrina Austin

In early September, the government released the proposed amendments to the unfair contract terms regime under the Australian Consumer Law…

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19
Oct

Mandatory Director Identification Numbers

By: Nicola Whalley

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

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13
Aug

Technology and the Corporations Act: recent amendments and what they mean for you

By: Sabrina Austin

The Australian Government is in the process of amending the Corporations Act so that companies can use technology to hold…

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11
Aug

Starting a Private Practice

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys partner  Antony Harrison presented as part of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) webinar focusing on the benefits, challenges…

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08
Jul

Change to casual employment arrangements

By: Cath Champion

Recent amendments to the Federal Fair Work Act 2009 have changed the workplace entitlements and obligations for casual employees. The…

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2020
17
Dec

Unfair contract term laws: important changes and IP agreements

By: Rhys Williamson

Upcoming changes to the unfair contract term laws mean any business that requires customers or small business commercial partners to…

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05
Nov

Payroll Tax Alert

By: Antony Harrison

The AMA (NSW) has reportedly recently been in touch with its members to warn of payroll tax audits and the…

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12
Oct

Protecting your trade mark

By: Rhys Williamson

Your business is making some serious cash – or it’s about to. Customers are raving about what you do –…

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18
Feb

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

By: Rhys Williamson

Transfer pricing laws and why it’s time to review your profits With the Australian Tax Office (ATO) continuing to target…

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2019
11
Dec

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

By: Rhys Williamson

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

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01
Mar

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

By: Rhys Williamson

If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check…

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2018
18
Dec

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

By: Rhys Williamson

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

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16
May

The lesson of Lululemon – exchanges, returns and consumer guarantees

By: Mahoneys

Luxury athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd (Lululemon) found out the hard way that global businesses who apply…

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2017
12
Sep

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

By: Mahoneys

Late last night (11 September 2017), the Senate passed into law the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprises Incentives No 2)…

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