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JOY Law: defamation, vilification & the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

As the debate over the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey heats up, Amelia Edwards joined me on JOY Law to talk about legal protections against defamation and vilification, including: free speech versus hate speech; freedom of communication on political matters; Vote YES, Vote NO campaign communications; legal protections against defamation and vilification; cyber bullying and … Read more

Director Identification Number to battle phoenixing activities


Posted By on 12/10/17

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 an estimated $3.2 billion per year. What are phoenixing activities? “Phoenixing” occurs when individuals or entities deliberately strip assets from one … Read more

Franchise update: Vulnerable Workers Bill passes

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed on 5 September 2017. Despite efforts by the Franchise Council of Australia and others in the franchising industry, the amendments targeted at making franchisors liable for Fair Work Act contraventions by their franchisees were passed largely in their original form. Under the amendments a franchisor … Read more