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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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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 3.

It is 2 months into your IT project and it is not going well. What do you do? In this final instalment of our blog series on negotiating IT services agreements, we look at key provisions on defaults and disputes. On a slippery road, some wheels...

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More changes for landlords and tenants under the new Retail Leases Amendment Act.

The Retail Leases Act (Vic) 2003 (Act) has been the governing legislation for many retail and commercial leases for over 15 years. But 2020 is a year of change. On 15 September 2020, the Victorian Government passed the Retail Leases...

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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 2.

In part 1 of our series on negotiating IT services agreement, we focussed on the importance of clearly defining the parties’ primary responsibilities in IT projects. In part 2, we now focus on other key pitfalls that may ‘make or break’ your IT project.

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Powers for determining rent relief disputes expanded.

As contemplated in our previous blog, on 3 September 2020, the Victorian Government has now introduced COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 (Bill) into the Legislative Assembly.

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