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Corporate Law

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) Last Thursday ASIC released two consultation papers which aim to assist: public companies; and crowd-sourced-funding (CSF) intermediaries (being CSF platform operators), to navigate the new CSF regime and ...

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Corporate Law

Health insurer, NIB, is being taken to task by the ACCC, over alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. What happened? NIB has provided a MediGap Scheme to its customers since the early 2000s.  The Scheme pays higher benefits to practitioners...

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Private Wealth

By Jack Stuk (Principal) and Bridget Hobbs (Lawyer) Following the release of the 2017/2018 state budget on 2 May 2017, you might be aware that the stamp duty concession currently available on transfers of property (other than the primary residence) between spouses will be...

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Corporate Law

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Kate Landells (Senior Associate) In last Tuesday’s budget papers, the Government committed to making it easier for start-up companies to raise capital by releasing draft legislation to extend the crowd-sourced equity funding regime (CSF) to prop...

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Workplace Relations

There’s no doubt that businesses are facing a continued and very heated compliance environment.  What heightens this is the Government’s recent proposal to increase the Commonwealth criminal penalty unit from $180 to $210 as of 1 July 2017 and the anticipation th...

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Workplace Relations

Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in Australia are faced with a gamut of legal requirements with which they must comply.  This can be daunting for a new business that started with a brilliant idea on a shoestring budget. As a business gains momentum with increased ...

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Litigation

As we noted in our earlier blog post titled “You’re owed money…what next?”, in certain circumstances, a Statutory Demand may be an appropriate method for recovering a debt from a company. The purpose of this post is to detail the process for issuing a ...

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Workplace Relations

The Fair Work Ombudsman has been threatening for a while that advisors will be in the line of fire.   Well, the time has arrived! A recent decision in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Fair Work Ombudsman v Blue Impression Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] FCCA 810]) pr...

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Workplace Relations

The KHQ Workplace Relations and Occupational Health & Safety team would love to have you join us on 7 June 2017 for a free breakfast seminar on Contractor Management under WHS laws. We are honoured to present this seminar with leading Victorian OHS barrister Step...

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