New Laws for Workplace Manslaughter in Victoria – Be Prepared

An offence of “workplace manslaughter” is set to be introduced into the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (“OHS Act”) in Victoria. The proposed legislation was introduced on 29 October 2019 and is currently ...

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Importers/customs brokers – Customs duty evasion tactics to watch out for

This article is an extract of an article that first appeared in the Autumn 2019 edition of Across Borders which can be found here There is nothing like a trade war to motivate customs duty evasion. Suppliers are desperat...

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Succession Law Update – Part IV claims and the meaning of ‘dependent’

The Supreme Court of Victoria has finally provided its written reasons in the matter of Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832, nearly a year after its initial decision to dismiss the matter. The decision is a landmark...

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Privacy Update: Where Oh Where is my Driver’s Licence?

You may have read recently about some of the real concerns regarding Identity theft. The ABC has published an interesting article discussing the dangers of fraudsters acquiring your Driver's licence and the difficulty of repairing...

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Casual Loading & ‘Double-Dipping’ Win for Employers

The Senate voted in Federal Parliament on Monday night (16 September) to defeat an ALP motion to disallow the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (“Regulations”). The regulations are designed to assist...

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Industry changing developments in the Banking & Finance Sector – July/August 2019

Since the beginning of the new financial year, there have been many industry changing developments in the banking sector. Implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission in to Banking Industry are well underway, and ...

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