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By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Darren Sommers (Principal Solicitor) Last month, the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP announced that the Turnbull Government would be introducing new laws in a bid to crack down on illegal phoenixing activities that cost the Australian economy up to ...

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A ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas will come into effect as of 1 August 2017.   The Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (Amendment Act) amends the Tobacco Act 1987 (Vic) (Act) so that no person may smoke in an outdoor area where food is being served...

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UK-based technology company, Purple WiFi, recently gave consumers a salient lesson in why it’s important to read terms of use.  What happened? Purple provides WiFi hotspots for various clients including retail outlets, restaurants and hotels.  People visitin...

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Upmarket activewear brand, Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd (Lululemon), has caught the attention of the ACCC over its policy on refunds and exchanges.  What happened? In May 2017, Lululemon’s returns policy (as published on its website) stated that no refun...

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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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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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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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Emotional intelligence:  some say it's the most important ingredient in achieving success in life, but what really is emotional intelligence and can it be acquired? Join us at our next Business Forum to hear from our expert panel, including: Amy Antcliffe -...

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The Australian ‘equity based’ crowd-sourced-funding (CSF) regime will come into effect by the end of September 2017. It introduces a new funding regime for small companies who have largely been restricted to the ‘kiddie pool’. Welcome to the big pool ...

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