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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Not Just Child’s Play: The Importance of Outdoor Play for a Child’s Development

Vella v Penrith City Council [2019] NSWLEC 1247 On 5 June 2019, the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down its decision in Vella v Penrith City Council [2019] NSWLEC 1247. This matter concerned an appeal against the refusal o...

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Update | Banking and Finance | February 2019

In this issue Royal Commission releases its final report Mutual sector announces review of Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice Banks have until July 2019 to comply with new Banking Code of Practice AFCA and the s...

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Anti-Money Laundering Legislation: Period of Grace for Implementation of New Customer Due Diligence Requirements Nears an End

Readers may recall that on 1 June 2014 amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules (AML/CTF Rules) commenced. These rules were made under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing ...

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“The Sleeper Awakes” e-Conveyancing: The Right to Deal

In e-Conveyancing, most of the focus to date has been on how to satisfy verification of identity (VOI) requirements. The VOI obligation is to take reasonable steps to verify the identity of each party to the conveyancing transacti...

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VCAT Advisory Opinion Limits the Cost of Essential Safety Measures to Commercial and Retail Tenants

To help Victorian leaseholders and landlords avoid disputes, new guidance has been issued about the limits on maintenance and repair costs a landlord can pass on to tenants. On 1 May 2015, Justice Garde, a Supreme Court Judge a...

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