Recent Changes to Employment Legislation and Regulations

In this edition: Changes to thresholds and rates Casual conversion Casual loading and double dipping Long Service Leave Act New Victorian Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme New Labour Hire Licensing Schem...

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The unintended outcome of the US China Trade war – Australian manufacturers accuse US exporters of unfair trade practices

In the trade war between the US and China it is the Chinese that are painted by the US as not playing by the rules. In an ironic turn of events, the Australian Government is now investigating claims that in response to the US Chin...

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Ready, Set, Go! – Tracking the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission

Click here to download a copy of this report The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry made 76 recommendations to improve the sector. With so many d...

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Don’t let your PPSR registrations expire!

Security interests registered on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in 2012 for a period of 7 years (the other registration period options being 25 years or indefinitely - provided that the collateral is not consumer...

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal again makes it harder to obtain tariff concession orders

In a recent case the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) found that a tariff concession order should not be made for imported driverless trains and in circumstances where driver operated trains were produced in Australia. The de...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 – What you need to know

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commenced on 19 June 2019 in Victoria. The Act is the first of its kind in Australia, allowing individuals with a terminal illness or neurodegenerative condition and whose suffering is intoler...

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