Road Safety Remuneration, Dumping, IP, Logging Review and Chain of Responsibility?  

Following is a short update on the status of relevant legislation. In an earlier update, we provided a summary of the extensive reforms contained in the Road Safety Remuneration Bill 2012 (“RSB”). Following detailed Parli...

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The sting for General Counsel in the James Hardie decisions – Shafron v ASIC and ASIC v Hellicar

On 3 May 2012, the High Court handed down two important decisions in the matters of Peter James Shafron v ASIC [2012] HCA 18 and ASIC v Meredith Hellicar & Ors [2012] HCA 17. Both decisions deal with company officers’ du...

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Courting Publicity? Trademark Disputes in the News

Of four Australian trademark disputes that generated headlines last year, one was from the world of sport, one from retail (hardware), one from fashion and one from swimwear. All obtained free publicity for their new ventures or e...

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Escalation in Australian Anti-Dumping Action

In a recent commentary, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, pointed to a “significant decline” in initiations of new anti-dumping investigations from 213 in 2008 down to 153 in 2011. However, ...

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Cyberspace is no Longer a Lawless World

A topic of much-heated debate out in the online community and through the realms of cyberspace is whether there is a social media law? Although there is no Social Media Act or Social Networking Act, it is important to recognise ...

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Easier to List on ASX – Proposed Lowering of Shareholder Spread Requirement

ASX proposals and consultation To qualify for a listing on ASX (including a backdoor listing), ASX Listing Rules require the entity to have a minimum number of shareholders. This shareholder spread requirement is often a signific...

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