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The new AANA advertising Code of Ethics

On 1 February 2021, the new advertising Code of Ethics (Code), adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), came into effect. The AANA has published an accompanying Practice Note to in order to assist...

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Businesses face penalties for unfair contract terms

State and territory consumer affairs ministers have recently agreed to strengthen the Australian Consumer Law unfair contract terms regime. Key proposed changes, as outlined in the Treasury’s Regulation Impact Statement...

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How a typo can cost you

We’ve all seen it – an email sent to the wrong person. Perhaps a misspelled email address or an email sent to the wrong ‘Jennifer’. A recent decision by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner shows how a simple clerical...

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Cracking the code on your security deposit

Commercial leases typically include provisions that require the tenant to provide security to secure the performance of its obligations. Typically, a tenant may be required to provide security in the form of: a cash security deposit; a bank guarantee; or...

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Cutting the cord: terminating indefinite contracts

An indefinite contract establishes an ongoing contractual relationship. Typical examples include contracts that: automatically renew, do not specify an expiry date, or do not specify express termination rights. This bulletin explores...

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Bega owns the dress: do you own your unregistered trade marks?

Kraft has lost its appeal in the Full Court of the Federal Court regarding its claimed ownership of peanut butter packaging trade dress. This is likely to have significant consequences on how businesses protect and commercialise unregistered...

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Broke is no joke

Recent developments in the UK have ‘broadened the spectrum’ in favour of creditors, when seeking to wind-up companies. These developments may be extended to...

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions...

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Navigating the modern slavery framework

The Modern Slavery Act 2019 (Cth) requires companies with a group annual consolidated revenue over $100 million to publish an annual statement on how they asses...

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NSW Modern Slavery Act defective?

The implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) has been delayed but reporting is still required under the federal modern slavery legislation. Our TTR G...

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