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News & Insights

2024
26
Mar

Transitioning into private practice

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Antony Harrison recently joined Angela Jeffrey, Scott Montefiore (William Buck), Chris Mariani (Medical and General Risk Solutions) and…

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26
Feb

Important Employment and Workplace Changes

By: Sabrina Austin

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023, which sought to make significant changes to Australia’s employment and workplace…

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11
Jan

The importance of the “first right of refusal”

By: Rhys Williamson

A right of first refusal (ROFR) may be an important contractual tool that parties should consider before embarking upon a…

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2023
18
Dec

Key employment changes as we close out 2023

By: Sabrina Austin

Timeline of changes to employment laws There have been a number of new employment laws come into effect this year,…

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18
Dec

Mahoneys supports the medical industry

By: Mahoneys

This year Mahoneys had the privilege of supporting the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and The Professional Medical Practice…

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13
Dec

Mahoneys acts on renewable energy projects

By: Mahoneys

Renewable energy is set to play an increasingly pivotal role in Australia’s energy mix, with governments and the private sector…

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16
Nov

Starting a Private Practice

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Senior Associate Rhys Williamson recently joined other industry experts to discuss what legal, accounting, and operational requirements need to…

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21
Sep

Payroll Tax: Qld Ruling assists medical practices

By: Antony Harrison

The Qld State Revenue Office (Qld SRO) has issued a significant ruling that will result in a large number of…

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14
Sep

Favourable payroll tax ruling to be issued next week

By: Mahoneys

The Queensland Government has just announced that a tax ruling will be issued next week to make it clear that,…

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08
Sep

Starting a Group Private Practice with Colleagues

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Antony Harrison recently joined other industry experts to discuss what legal, accounting, and operational requirements need to be…

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31
Jul

Optimising a physician’s financial affairs when transitioning into retirement

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Antony Harrison recently joined Angela Jeffrey, Scott Montefiore (William Buck) and Chris Mariani (Medical and General Risk Solutions),…

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07
Jun

Optimising a physician’s financial affairs

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys Partner Antony Harrison recently joined Julie O’Reilly, Scott Montefiore (William Buck), Tracey Gardiner (TG Property Solutions) and Drewe Barrett…

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19
May

Starting a private medical practice

By: Mahoneys

Earlier this week Mahoneys Partner Antony Harrison joined Angela Jeffrey, Scott Montefiore and Eric Flammang (William Buck) and a room…

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03
Mar

Changes to the unfair contract term regime commence this year

By: Nicola Whalley

Companies should be aware of changes to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) coming into effect this year…

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27
Feb

Payroll tax amnesty for GPs – what does it mean?

By: Antony Harrison

The recent ruling on payroll tax and its application to medical practices has caused quite the flurry within the industry.[1]…

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27
Feb

Mahoneys closes $10m capital raise for tech start-up

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys recently assisted a technology start-up raise $10M in capital from local investors. This capital raise reflects the confidence in…

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21
Feb

Mahoneys advises on >100m acquisition of tech business

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys recently advised a significant shareholder of a Queensland-based technology company on their $100m plus acquisition by a listed international…

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10
Feb

Protect your intellectual property from employee/collaborator claims

By: Rhys Williamson

You’re about to file your patent application. You’re sure the invention it covers will be profitable. Your employees and research…

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2022
09
Nov

Protecting the family home

By: Sabrina Austin

Purchasing the family home is one of the most significant investments most couples will make. When it comes to deciding…

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04
Nov

A director can be personally liable for knowing something, even if they didn’t know

By: Sabrina Austin

When a director makes a decision, they have to do so in the best interest of the company. They can’t,…

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25
Oct

Interplay between asset protection and estate planning

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys Partner Antony Harrison recently joined Paul Copeland (William Buck), Scott Montefiore (William Buck) and Chris Mariani (Medical and General…

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06
Oct

Buying into a dental practice

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Antony Harrison  recently joined Angela Jeffrey (William Buck) and Colin Taylor (BOQ Specialist) to provide Australian Dental Association…

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06
Oct

Deadline for obtaining a Director Identification Number

By: Mahoneys

In June 2020 the Federal Government passed new laws requiring every director obtain a Director Identification Number (or DIN). This…

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28
Sep

Asset protection for doctors

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Antony Harrison recently joined Paul Copeland (William Buck), Scott Montefiore (William Buck) and Chris Mariani (Medical and General…

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03
Aug

Individuals signing deeds electronically – in which states?

By: Sabrina Austin

During the peak of COVID, most states and territories implemented temporary legislation allowing individuals to sign documents electronically. Since the…

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25
Jul

Medical Practice Payroll Tax Decision: Thomas and Naaz Appeal Upheld

By: Sabrina Austin

In October 2021, Mahoneys wrote an article on the NSW decision of Thomas and Naaz Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner…

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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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