Australian loses WTO dumping dispute – implications for a range of Australian dumping duties

Indonesia was last week successful in its World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeal against dumping duties imposed by Australia on Indonesian A4 copy paper.  Australia was found to have imposed dumping duties that were inconsistent w...

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Fine print at the footer of an email – When it forms parts of the contract

It is common to now see wording at the footer of an email that claims all business is according to the sender's terms and conditions of trade.  We are often asked whether this wording to mean that the sender's terms and condition...

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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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Responsible Lending guidance in turmoil following decision by the Federal Court in the Westpac case

Contents: 1. The Case 2. The First Case on Responsible Lending 3. Westpac Saves $35million 4. Issues on which the case was decided 4.1 Taking Declared Living Expenses into Account in the Credit Assessment Process 4.2 Determi...

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