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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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2020
04
Nov

A duty exemption for small business restructures – at last!

By: Antony Harrison

Initially published 4 November 2020. Updated following OSR expansion issued on 21 July 2021. One of the biggest problems with…

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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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22
Nov

Unpacking recent changes to Australia’s IP legislation

By: Rhys Williamson

Recent changes to Australia’s intellectual property legislation reflect some of the recommendations made by the Productivity Commission in 2016. This…

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26
Jul

Franchise agreements, trade marks and Australian consumer law

By: Mahoneys

A franchise is a business arrangement that allows a person to operate under the name of an already established business.…

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2016
29
Sep

Unfair contract terms outlawed when dealing with small business

By: Mahoneys

On Saturday 12 November 2016, a new law will come into effect. One that prohibits unfair contract terms in standard…

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