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Food manufacturer fined for safety breach

Australia - December 3 2018 A recent case in the Magistrates Court of Victoria is a timely reminder to check that safety guards are fully operational and to promptly remove

Franchising in Australia

Australia - August 27 2019 A wide-ranging guide to franchise law and practice in Australia, including business structures, legal frameworks, taxes, IP issues and dispute resolution, among other things

Grandparents’ rights under the Family Law Act

Australia - July 31 2018 Grandparents are playing a greater role in many families, often due to the high cost of childcare and increasing rates of divorce. But what happens

Employment law issues in the food & beverage industry

Australia - November 22 2019 Over the last 12-18 months we have seen demand in the food & beverage industry accelerate in all sectors, tempered only by the horrifying drought

Child abduction - The Hague Convention

Australia - September 25 2019 Any parent can appreciate the anxiety another parent feels when their former partner makes the unilateral decision to remove their child from the

Safety update: Developments in workplace mental health

Australia - December 12 2019 It’s hard to believe that it has been more than a year since we held our well attended mental health in the workplace breakfast seminar at the RACV

Family violence - The flaws in our system

Australia - December 9 2019 When Senator Pauline Hanson made comments in September 2019 suggesting that the Family Law system was biased against men, and with reference to a new

Bushfires & safety prosecution risk - Company found guilty of OHS breaches

Australia - December 3 2019 This update comes at a time when people and businesses in Queensland and New South Wales are dealing with the aftermath of a recent bushfire crisis

Financial Agreements or Friendly Agreements?

Australia - December 2 2019 However financial agreements are prescribed under the Act. When a couple enters into a financial agreement, they relinquish their rights to bring a

Managing Performance in the Age of Adverse Action Claims

Australia - November 28 2019 This is the first in a 4 part series of posts on ‘Managing Performance in the Age of Adverse Action Claims’, and is based on a presentation and paper