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Amendments to family violence laws now in force

On 29 March 2018, the remaining provisions of the Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2017 (the Amending Act) commenced.  These amendments implement the recommendations of the Family Violence Royal Commission (Royal Commission) and now form part of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) (the Act). The amendments provide for: better explanations of interim and … Read more

Heinz shredded by Court over claims on SHREDZ product


Posted By on 3/04/18

By Josephine Mammone (Trainee Lawyer) and Amelia Edwards (Lawyer) A significant decision of the Federal Court, handed-down on 19 March 2018, has found that Heinz misled consumers as to the nutrition and health benefits of its SHREDZ products, aimed at children aged 1-3 years of age. Heinz marketed its SHREDZ ‘Little Kids’ range to parents … Read more

Government “overshoots” small business concessions


Posted By on 5/03/18

In February 2018, the Government released the Exposure Draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (measures for a later sitting) Bill 2018: with the misleading by-line “…improving the small business CGT concessions”. The following article demonstrates how in fact the draft, if enacted in its current form covers not only the “loophole” raised in the May … Read more

In pursuit of excellence – KHQ implements Net Promoter System


Posted By on 23/02/18

KHQ Lawyers has taken its passion for excellence one step further with the successful implementation of the Net Promoter System. Long used by highly customer focused companies like Apple and Amazon, the team at Melbourne based KHQ Lawyers have demonstrated their commitment to delivering outstanding client service by successfully implementing client satisfaction and loyalty measurement … Read more