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Four Key Areas to Look Out For in Your Customer’s Transport Services Agreement

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Increasingly, customers are insisting that transport companies use their Transport Services Agreement, rather than the transport operator’s own terms and conditions. These customers will have undoubtedly allocated significant risks away from them to you, their...

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Update | Banking and Finance | March 2019

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In this issue Implementation of reforms recommended by the Banking Royal Commission Spotlight on Internal Dispute Resolution processes and procedures Government announces review of financial counselling sector and funding arrangements ASIC consults on updating its...

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Indonesia and Australia Finally Ink a Free Trade Agreement

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On 4 March Australian and Indonesia signed a free trade agreement that has been a long time in the making.  Australia and Indonesia are both parties to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA limiting the additional benefit...

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Clean Up Australia – 29 Years of Caring for Our Environment

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Thirty years ago Clean Up Sydney Harbour was conceived by yachtsman Ian Kiernan. After its inaugural success, Clean Up Australia began its operations in 1990. Fast forward to 2019 and Clean Up Australia is Australia’s...

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Australian Tariff Classification Update

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Classification of common household products is not as straightforward as it seems  What do baby wipes, vitamins, weight loss tablets and apple cider have in common? They have all been the subject of Australian legal...

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The keys are in the Porsche

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Good transport operators always have their clients accept their carefully drafted terms and conditions, which usually acts to exclude liability for their negligence. In an industry where margins are tight, prices are often set on...

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Update | Banking and Finance | February 2019

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In this issue Royal Commission releases its final report Mutual sector announces review of Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice Banks have until July 2019 to comply with new Banking Code of Practice AFCA and...

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Private Business Exits

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In this four part video series, Principal Nick Miller provides practical advice for private business owners looking to exit. Watch now

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Uncertainty Continues for the Proportionate Liability Regime in Australia

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In two recent cases, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has considered the issue as to whether the proportionate liability provisions in the Commonwealth legislation apply in circumstances where a plaintiff has...

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An Update on the New GST Withholding Regime for the Sale of Residential Premises

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On 1 July 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No) Bill 2018 came into effect. The Bill introduced changes affecting both vendors and purchasers of all residential property. It is particularly relevant to the...

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ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 Becomes Law and Implements an Industry Funding Model

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On 15 June 2017, the Senate passed the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 and related bills to implement an industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Regulations that provide additional...

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National Mortgage Form About to be Rolled Out

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The development of the National Mortgage Form (NMF) by the Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) has been in development for many years. It is hoped the implementation of the NMF will simplify the...

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