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Australian Tourism and Hospitality Industry Employers: Fast Facts

May 23 2016 Australian Tourism and Hospitality Industry Employers: Fast Facts Tourism is a key economic driver generating more than 94,000 jobs and contributing…

AGM – making sure shareholder votes count

August 13 2014 The AGM is the traditional forum for retail shareholders to meet with directors and management, to ask questions and to raise issues. Nowadays it is…

Duplicity - don’t get caught out!

March 11 2016 In City of Swan v Bayblue Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] WASCA 227, the WA Supreme Court of Appeal had cause to revisit the rule against duplicity in a…

Exercising an option to renew in a lease

February 24 2015 The lease of the Astor Theatre in Mt Lawley came to an end after the Supreme Court held that the notice the tenant gave to the landlord in order to…

Insolvency update: recovery of unreasonable director-related benefits

January 18 2016 When a company becomes insolvent, Sections 588FA and 588FB of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) empower liquidators to investigate…

Enforcement of “ipso facto” provisions on insolvency - are your contracts excluded from the new laws?

July 11 2018 In June we published our JMAlert that outlined how ipso facto reforms will affect commercial contracts entered into after 30 June 2018, click here to…

What you need to know as the Australian Human Rights Commission launch independent national inquiry into sexual harassment

June 25 2018 On the back of the growing momentum of the #MeToo Movement, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has announced it is launching an independent…

Office romances, sex crimes and political opinions: Should an employee’s private life be a matter for their employer?

April 3 2018 The Barnaby Joyce saga that has played across the country’s media and resulted in a Ministerial “bonk ban” has again raised the old question of how…

“Charge” your glass - Section 6 is dead… in NSW

July 10 2017 After much debate as to its operation, Section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW) (Section 6) has now been repealed and…

Amendments to the Native Title Act - reversing the McGlade Decision

June 14 2017 The Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 (Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament on Wednesday, 14 June 2017...