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Fishing, footage and Facebook: why employers can't ignore privacy issues
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

Most organisations are well aware of their privacy obligations to their customers, but many assume that they don't have to worry about privacy when


Tax Planning: never lose sight of the forest from the trees
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

The Federal Court of Australia has handed down a decision that is a salutary reminder to directors that, in any corporate tax planning, it is


Additional damages at any cost
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

A recent decision by the Federal Court comes amidst the start of the festive season but has left neither party with any holiday cheer. SAI Global


Are you recommending that your clients take out intellectual property insurance?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

When commenting on the trade mark case Dick Smith Investments Pty Ltd v Ramsey 2016 FCA 939, Mr Smith is supposed to have said: "this is an


Facebook and employee privacy - how far can an employer delve into an employee's social media posts?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

Last week, in Jurecek v Director, Transport Safety Victoria 2016 VSC 285, the Victorian Supreme Court considered difficult issues when dealing with


The new exclusive club of patent enforcement
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 8 2016

In a relatively recent flurry of decisions, the Federal Court examined a variety of agreements purporting to give exclusive rights to various


HR&IR Wellness Update - October 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • October 10 2016

Over the last few months we have seen an increasing number of workers (eg, employees) being prosecuted under WHS laws across Australia, with a number


NSW introduces stamp duty ruling on market value and GST in property valuations
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 16 2016

On 24 August 2016, the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue issued Revenue Ruling No. DUT 045 Market Value and GST (Ruling). The Ruling states that the


A glimpse at the changes proposed by the new Queensland Industrial Relations Bill 2016
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 8 2016

On 1 September 2016, the Palaszczuk Government introduced the long awaited Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Bill) to the Queensland Parliament. The


Negotiating a settlement of a dispute
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • September 6 2016

When negotiating a settlement agreement keep in mind the general principles of contract formation. It is essential to ensure that your client's