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Government Targets “Phoenix Operators” with Direct GST Payment
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 18 2017

To close the gap on “phoenix operators” and property developers that do not remit GST to the ATO following the completion and sale of their property development


Hands off: Internal investigation documents and freedom of information
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 17 2017

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) is to access to information as much as possible. However a recent decision affirms


To Litigate Or Not To Litigate? That Is The Question
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 16 2017

In the recent decision of Hooks Enterprises Pty Ltd v Sonnenberg Pty Ltd 2017 QSC 69, the Supreme Court of Queensland held that parties must comply


Ezy as 123? More like section 550!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 14 2017

A recent Federal Circuit Court decision in which Judge O'Sullivan held that an accounting business which provided payroll services to an employer, was


Adjudication Submissions - Keep Them Simple!
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 4 2017

The Supreme Court of New South Wales, in the recent case of Future Developments Pty Ltd v TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd


Dishonesty or merely an incorrect explanation? The decision in Qantas Airways Limited v David Dawson 2017 FWCFB 1712
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 3 2017

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned Deputy President Lawrence's decision handed down last year in which a flight attendant who


Application for an order to stop bullying used to halt disciplinary action
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 2 2017

A recent order made by the FWC, in Lynette Bayly 2017 FWC 1886, preventing an employer from taking action in relation to an employee's alleged


Workplace Health and Safety Penalties - Potential to Increase
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 27 2017

The Queensland District Court has this week found that a fine of $90,000 imposed by the Queensland Magistrates Court in Williamson v VH & MG Imports


Project Bank Accounts: Do They Cheque Out?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 26 2017

The Queensland Government appears set to introduce project bank accounts (PBAs) on Queensland construction projects, initially on a pilot basis for


Could you be personally liable for your involvement in the business decisions of a company? Shadow and De facto Directors explained
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 26 2017

Shadow and De facto Directors are legitimate types of Directors subject to the same duties, responsibilities and therefore, liabilities, as any