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Marketing Law

Advertising in Australia is regulated by various laws and codes, including the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics.  The Code is administered by the AANA, the advertising industry’s self-regulatory body. Influencer marketing has expl...

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Marketing Law

The Food Amendment (Kilojoule Labelling Scheme and Other Matters) Act 2017 (‘Scheme’) became law in Victoria earlier this month, creating obligations on “chain food premises” and “chain supermarkets” to display kilojoule content statements on f...

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Commercial Property

By James Lainas and David Krolikowski What is a Heads of Agreement (HOA)? An HOA is a written document that records two (or more) parties’ intentions to enter into a more comprehensive agreement in the future.  It sets out the main commercial terms and other arra...

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Corporate Law

By Bronwyn Montgomery & Amelia Edwards The addition of two digits in a Personal Property Securities Register (‘PPSR’) registration has seen the NSW Supreme Court apply a strict approach in denying a claim for the return of $23million worth of leased equipment i...

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Workplace Relations

By Michael Cochrane & Jack Stuk ATO disallows overtime meal deduction and imposes penalties (Kael v ATO) Mr Kael (K) claimed as tax deductions, overtime meal expenses for two (2) years during which K worked on building sites during the day, with paperwork performed at n...

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Commercial Property

By James Lainas & Jennifer Huppert In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act).  If your lease is deemed to be a retail lease, the Act imposes extra obligations on landlords and affords extra protections to tenants.  Those ob...

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Workplace Relations

On 14 December 2016, the highest safety fine for a single OHS offence in Victoria was delivered to Toll Transport in the County Court of Victoria. It involved Toll’s shipping service at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne.  Background In 2014, a Toll stevedore was run ov...

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Technology and the Law

Software is a key asset of many businesses. It may be essential to the ongoing operation of the business. Accordingly, significant business interruption and loss could be suffered if a business owner lost the ability to effectively use, maintain or modify that software. This coul...

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Franchising

It is mandatory under the Franchising Code of Conduct for a franchisor to disclose relevant business experience to prospective franchisees, including information about previous insolvency events. For the first time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has...

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