Over-the-counter CBD oil is (almost) here. What do drivers need to know?

As of 1 February 2021, low-dose cannabidiol (CBD oil) can be sold over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription. This follows a recent decision made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to down-grade low-dose CBD ...

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Directors’ liability for insolvent trading post COVID-19 – where do I stand?

Temporary measures which relieved company directors from personal liability for insolvent trading, enacted by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ceased on 31 December 2020.  Accordingly, from 1 January 2...

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Updates to director resignation provisions under the Corporations Act

Section 203A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (a replaceable rule) provides that a director may resign by giving written notice of the resignation to the company at its registered office. For companies with a Constitution, most ...

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Insolvency law reforms: simplifying matters for eligible small businesses

Following the end of temporary measures to protect businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on 31 December 2020,  the new Corporations Amendment (Corporation Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020 (Cth) ("Act") and associat...

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Case Note: Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd v. Havea (2020) VSCA 243

In a decision delivered by the Court of Appeal on 18 September 2020 an appeal by the plaintiff based upon a miscarriage of justice caused by evidence being improperly admitted to the jury and against the jury’s assessment of dam...

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Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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