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Can an accounting firm use the “Code of Professional Conduct” to bludgeon an ambitious employee?


Posted By on 10/04/17

By Jack Stuk (Principal, and President of NTAA Ltd) and Eli Bursky (Lawyer) A recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal highlights that tax agents may be severely sanctioned for private misconduct unrelated to their tax agent work. Background In Kishore v Tax Practitioners Board 2017 ATC ¶10-448, the Tax Practitioners Board (the Board) terminated the registration of a … Read more

KHQ’s senior promotions for FY18


Posted By on 7/04/17

We are both pleased and proud to announce our senior promotions for FY17/18. They are: Kate Landells (Corporate & Commercial) – Special Counsel; Bonnie Phillips (Family & Relationship Law) – Senior Associate; Kate Davey (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) – Senior Associate; and Brittany Browne (Corporate & Commercial) – Senior Associate. Managing Director, David Kelly, said … Read more

Are you on the ACCC’s radar?


Posted By on 7/04/17

Christmas comes but once a year, and so does the ACCC’s list of enforcement targets. In his annual address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has revealed the ACCC’s naughty list for 2017. The ‘always on the hit list’ list The following are classified as ‘enduring priorities’ (meaning … Read more

Proposed Australian workplace law changes affecting franchisors

By Jessica McNamara (Associate) and Iain Irvine (Principal) The 7-Eleven scandal, which involved unlawful conduct by franchisees such as requiring employees to pay back a significant amount of their wages and falsely recording data, sparked a thorough investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Following the release of the Ombudsman’s report, the Australian government announced its … Read more

Advertising regulation and influencers – AANA revises Code of Ethics

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 exploded in recent years, as brands seek new ways to reach target audiences and ‘tell a story’. And where … Read more