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Thomson Geer | Australia | 23 Feb 2015

Dallas buyers club fights ISPs for customer details ahead of copyright code

While the telecommunications industry and rights holder groups work to reach agreement on an industry code to tackle online copyright infringement


Thomson Geer | Australia | 16 Feb 2015

Aged care alert: February 2015

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has released a discussion paper outlining its proposed changes to simplify financial and prudential reporting


Thomson Geer | Australia | 16 Feb 2015

Protected action ball orders: what constitutes “genuinely trying to reach an agreement”?

In the recent case of Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU, CEPU and AWU 2015 FWCFB 210, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the


Thomson Geer | Australia | 3 Feb 2015

New Guide to Securing Personal Information released

In January 2015, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released a new 'Guide to Securing Personal Information.' Although the


Thomson Geer | Australia | 3 Feb 2015

Repetitious payment claims may be an abuse of process

In a recent decision in Ku-Ring-Gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSC 1534, the New South Wales Supreme Court has addressed whether


Thomson Geer | Australia | 20 Jan 2015

Crowd-sourced equity funding discussion paper

On 8 December 2014, the Australian Government released a discussion paper on the issue of crowd sourced equity funding in Australia. Many readers


Thomson Geer | Australia | 12 Jan 2015

Lessons from the check-in counter: the perils and pitfalls of agreements that are never quite agreed

If you are considering management of your employment arrangements for the year ahead, it is worth reflecting on the lessons that can be learnt from


Thomson Geer | Australia | 9 Jan 2015

High Court finds trademarks are inherently distinctive

In a recent appeal to the High Court of Australia (High Court), the High Court set aside the orders of the Full Court of the Federal Court of


Thomson Geer | Australia | 22 Dec 2014

Superannuation case law update

The Federal Circuit Court (Judge Burnett) has held that the terms of a merger of 2 superannuation funds in relation to how surplus funds were to be


Thomson Geer | Australia | 15 Dec 2014

BCIP Act amendments commence today

As discussed in our previous alerts (see here), there have been significant amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004

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