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Australian loses WTO dumping dispute – implications for a range of Australian dumping duties

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Indonesia was last week successful in its World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeal against dumping duties imposed by Australia on Indonesian A4 copy paper.  Australia was found to have imposed dumping duties that were inconsistent with...

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

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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 which lapsed...

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Fine print at the footer of an email – When it forms parts of the contract

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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...

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New Laws for Workplace Manslaughter in Victoria – Be Prepared

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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.

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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 should...

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

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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.

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Importers/customs brokers – Customs duty evasion tactics to watch out for

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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....

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Ian Sinclair Hunt

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Some sad news; last night Ian Hunt passed away. He was 94 and our oldest employee. Ian joined Hunt & Hunt on his return from serving overseas in the Royal Australian Airforce during the Second...

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Succession Law Update – Part IV claims and the meaning of ‘dependent’

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The Supreme Court of Victoria has finally provided its written reasons in the matter of Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832, nearly a year after its initial decision to dismiss the matter. The...

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Deceased Estates: Can I sell two years later and not pay Capital Gains Tax?

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If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate and you are struggling to sell the deceased’s main residence for reasons out of your control, then the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) Practical Compliance Guideline...

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See us at PAX Aus

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From 11-13 October 2019, the Penny Arcade Expo Australia (PAX Aus) will take place in Melbourne. Our team will take part by hosting a panel on Startups and Indie-Developers in the Gaming industry entitled, ‘Game...

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Privacy Update: Where Oh Where is my Driver’s Licence?

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You may have read recently about some of the real concerns regarding Identity theft. The ABC has published an interesting article discussing the dangers of fraudsters acquiring your Driver’s licence and the difficulty of repairing...

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