Securities may not be so Secure Anymore

Those in industry consider “security” issues all the time.  Border security, cargo security, job security, personal security, asset security and security of that inappropriate and potentially incriminating video recording mad...

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Practical Tips for Businesses and Lenders Overwhelmed or Confused by the PPSA

It is just over one month since the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) commenced operation. Here, we share our experiences so far. PPSA in a nutshell The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) affects all b...

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Review of Not-for-Profit Governance Arrangements

The Government is introducing significant changes to the not-for-profit sector including the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-forProfits Commission (ACNC), due to commence on 1 July 2012. As part of that process, ...

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The Credibility Gap and the Gullibility Fill: Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (in Liquidation)

In the recent case of Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Milanex Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2011] NSWCA 367, the New South Wales Court of Appeal rejected a mortgage broker’s claim that a lender’s knowledge of discrepancies in a pr...

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Telcos on the Front Foot in the Fight Against Piracy

Only days before the High Court of Australia is set to hear an appeal by a group representing many of the largest entertainment industry rights holders in Australia against a Federal Court judgement in February that found Intern...

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Defence Costs Precluded by Statutory Charge Over Insurance Monies

A decision in this matter was handed down by the New Zealand High Court on 15 September 2011 that may have significant ramifications in Australia. The facts The case concerned the collapse of the Bridgecorp Group (which compr...

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