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Making Your Will Count – Healthy Will Checklist

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a Will to make sure their wishes are followed and their ...
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Is your sexual harassment policy cyber proof?

In the Australian workplace, “sexual harassment” has formally been unlawful since at least 1984. One major issue for employers to ...
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Who Will Take Control Of Your Company When You Die?

While it may be true that you can’t take it with you, it is vital that you know who will ...
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Protect Your Reputation – Don’t Do Business With Out A Registered Trade Mark

Your name may be your most valuable asset and marketing tool. Whether you provide professional services or goods consumers will ...
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

Many people believe that the most valuable asset a business has is its name. It is your public face, the ...
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Problems with Debtors?

Chasing customers for unpaid bills can be a major battle and the source of endless frustration, not to mention the ...
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Personal Property Securities Act

On 30 January 2012, the new unified Federal law for the registration and enforcement of security over personal property came ...
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How to Avoid Disputes between Business Owners

Disputes between business owners, whether they are partnership disputes, shareholder disputes or unit trust disputes, are a reality of business ...
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Guide to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

In October the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) comes into operation; this law is the most significant and far ...
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Essential Information for Owners of a Business Name

So, you’ve begun your own business. You’ve decided on a marketable business name and registered it with the Consumer and ...
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Employee Restraints of Trade are enforceable

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland serves as a reminder that courts will enforce employment restraints. The ...
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How to find the right lawyer in a Commercial Dispute case

If your business or one you know (or an individual) is facing litigation, either because another party is threatening it, ...
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Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses

The Federal Government has passed a bill extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ...
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Debt Recovery Basics for Business

Debt recovery basics for business If you are owed money for goods or services, the first step in attempting to ...
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Intellectual Property for business

Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, ...
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Avoiding redundancy traps

Employers can easily fall into dispute with their employees by failing to properly handle redundancies. There is often uncertainty surrounding ...
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Important changes to Vendor’s Statement

Anyone who sells land in Victoria is required to disclose certain information to the purchaser by providing a disclosure statement ...
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Does your privacy policy comply with the privacy laws?

New privacy laws were introduced in March 2014, the laws known as the Australian Privacy Principles are a new set ...
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Are you a director of an insolvent company?

During difficult economic conditions it is important that all directors revisit their duties as directors and are aware of how ...
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Directors Liability – The Director’s Nightmare

A CASE STUDY As a company director your liability for the activities carried out during your tenure continues even after ...
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