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

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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...

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Courting Publicity? Trademark Disputes in the News

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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...

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Escalation in Australian Anti-Dumping Action

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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, the...

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Cyberspace is no Longer a Lawless World

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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...

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

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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...

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Trade Facilitation on the Wane?

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Fairfax media recently ran a series of stories which alleged that there was evidence of a level of corruption in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (“Customs”).   The articles pointed to a number of...

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Customs Proposes Amendments to the "Production Assist Costs"Provisions of the Customs Act 1901

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By way of Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2012/20 (“Notice”) dated 10 April 2012 but only appearing on the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (“Customs”) on 13 April 2012...

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Do you Find Contracts Complicated and Confusing? The Attorney General Wants to Hear From You!

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On 22 March, Nicola Roxon released a discussion paper on reform to contracts law in Australia. Even though our contracts law system “performs well by national standards” there is “no reason for complacency” and the Australian Government sees an...

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Protect Your Good Name – the National Business Names Registration System is Coming in May

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Last August, we flagged the planned changes to the business names registration system and it has since passed through the Federal Parliament and become law The expected launch date of the new National Business Names Register,...

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Director Derivative Liability – Finally a Policy Shift

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Company directors should be aware that there is only less than a week left to make a submission to Treasury in regards to the Federal Government’s first tranche of proposed amendments to directors’ liability legislation....

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Anti Bribery Laws About to Get Tougher

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The Federal Government has asked industry and the public for their views on changing Australia’s anti-foreign bribery laws to remove the “facilitation payments” defence. Australian businesses and individuals who are engaged in international trade or...

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Letting the Chips Fall Where They May Doesn’t Pay

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In the recent High Court decision of Strong v Woolworths, the Court was asked to consider whether the plaintiff had proven that the defendant was negligent in circumstances where there was no evidence to complete...

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