New Local Government Legislation introduced to Victorian Parliament set to Change CEO Policies

The new Local Government Bill 2019 was introduced into Victorian parliament in mid-November, with the aim of modernising local government regulation. It closely reflects the reforms contained in the Local Government Bill 2018 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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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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Is going Bankrupt as Bad as it Sounds? The Consequences of Bankruptcy.

The effects of bankruptcy can be far-reaching, perhaps in ways you hadn't considered affecting more than just you personally. If you are subject to bankruptcy proceedings or are considering filing for bankruptcy voluntarily, you ...

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That Company owes me Money! A Guide to issuing a Statutory Demand.

If a company owes you money and is refusing to pay, there are several things you can do to try and recover your money: one avenue is issuing a statutory demand. What is a statutory demand? A statutory demand is a legal document se...

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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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