News 2015

It’s all in the details!

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has highlighted the importance of paying attention to detail for both vendors and purchasers alike. In the case of Jaswil Property Pty Ltd ATF Jaswil Unit Trust v Barrak ...

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Target v TAR JAY: Parody or rip-off?

Australians have a penchant for jocular nicknames. And we’re not just talking on the footy field. Aussie jargon even stretches to the corporate space. Take these for examples: petrol stations are ‘servos’; the Salvation ...

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Christmas party ghosts

With the festive season fast approaching many employers will be organising the office Christmas party. For many employees who have worked hard over the last 12 months the office Christmas party is an opportunity to unwind and relax ...

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Deja brew?

We recently commented on Cantarella’s ground breaking High Court decision in relation to the use of the word ‘ORO’ (meaning ‘gold’ in Italian and Spanish). There is now further judicial reasoning supporting this ...

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The eye of the tax man

How important is it for a liquidator to account for funds before the tax man issues a notice of assessment. A recent Commissioner of Taxation ruling suggests that eyebrows should be raised only when the notice of assessment issues. ...

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The wage abuse scandal deepens for 7-Eleven

A combined Fairfax / Four Corners investigation has alleged that 7‑Eleven stores across Australia have engaged in fraudulent workplace practices including: underpayment of wages; falsifying payroll records; and ...

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That’s ‘Bazaar’!

Look out retailers … the ACCC is continuing its ‘big brother’ role in the consumer law space. In the recent Electronic Bazaar case1, the ACCC brought an action against Dhruv Chopra (Chopra) (trading as Electronic Bazaar) for ...

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Safety is free – for tenants

Essential safety measures, essentially Over the past few years, a vexed issue confronting landlords and tenants in retail and commercial leases has involved consideration of: whether section 251 of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) ...

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The price is (not) right

Although the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to raise the national minimum wage has caused controversy, in our experience many employers are oblivious to these changes and fail to pass on the wage increases to their ...

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Banks pay attention in class (actions) part 3

Although the recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to raise the national minimum wage has caused controversy, in our experience many employers are oblivious to these changes and fail to pass on the wage increases to their ...

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