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Maddocks | Australia | 5 Jun 2020

Government enacts changes to Franchising Code for new car retailing - a sign of things to come

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct affecting new car retailers have started one month earlier than expected…
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Maddocks | Australia | 3 Jun 2020

Important changes to the EP&A Act - lapsing consents, appeal periods and existing uses

Some important changes were recently made to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and the Environmental Planning and…
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Maddocks | Australia | 3 Jun 2020

Proofs of debt: how to manage voidable transaction and related party claims

In the liquidation of corporate groups it is not uncommon for liquidators to be confronted by inter-company claims, including a multitude of…
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Maddocks | Australia | 29 May 2020

Trustees must take great care when distributing death benefits: lessons from the Court of Appeal

In a recent decision, the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Supreme Court and found that the trustees of a self-managed…
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Maddocks | Australia | 29 May 2020

Recent Employment Law updates affecting the Not-for-Profit Sector

We have summarised some of the key changes and important reminders, below. These relate to…
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Maddocks | Australia | 29 May 2020

When is a casual not a casual? The saga continues

In a decision that will add to the pressure businesses are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Full Federal Court has ruled that an employee…
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Maddocks | Australia | 28 May 2020

You can’t always get what you want: Liquidator’s request for an extension of time refused

Liquidators have a limited time in which to bring proceedings in respect of voidable transactions, generally three years from the relation back day…
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Maddocks | Australia | 28 May 2020

Cash is king: completing a construction project during a pandemic

Navigating an unforeseen event like the COVID-19 pandemic for projects already on foot is very difficult. The pandemic is a once in a generation…
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Maddocks | Australia | 28 May 2020

Panic stations? Responding to investigative notices in the wake of Smethurst v Commissioner of Police

The widely publicised High Court decision of Smethurst v Commissioner of Police [2020] HCA 14 invalidating an Australian Federal Police search…
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Maddocks | Australia | 27 May 2020

Leasing during lockdown - land tax and payroll tax relief during COVID-19

As expected, the immediate response to the government shutdown from many businesses was to stand down staff and/or to significantly cut wages. In an…
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