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During 2014, Australian class action suits in numerous areas—including shareholder matters, financial products and advice, cartel, product liability, and environment and government—were initiated, pursued and sometimes settled.
Marque Lawyers
157 Tamil asylum seekers were kept adrift on the Indian Ocean for a month under the auspices of the Maritime Powers Act.
Marque Lawyers
A publication is defamatory if it causes people to think less of you or it is defamatory if it exposes you to ridicule.
Watkins Tapsell
A building company (regardless of the contract between developer and buyer) is still bound by statutory warranties.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The FWC ruled that the dismissal was not unfair, because of the interpersonal conflict and the impact it was having.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Plan is essential reading for those with interests in real estate and infrastructure development in New South Wales.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Both these judgments provide a useful insight into the approach taken by Courts when construing the terms of an easement.
In this quarterly Alert, Meryl Snow and Craig Willey highlight the key areas of interest for landlords and tenants.
The Federal Government has released the Terms of Reference for an inquiry into Australia's workplace relations framework.
Moore Stephens
The ATO has released a range of safe harbours that enable some SME taxpayers to simplify TP record-keeping requirements.
A close look at the amendments shows that the respite is only available to contractors who have made requisite changes.
Cooper Grace Ward
If a contract is incorrectly signed, directors who purport to sign on behalf of the company could be personally liable.
Stacks/The Law Firm
Assets owned by a company or a trust will not form part of your estate so cannot be left by you to anybody in your Will.
Hunt & Hunt
This decision highlights the risks facing Victorian construction professionals in areas where volatile soil is present.
A recent English case decided that a permitted use clause was unenforceable because it breached competition laws.
In the case, the High Court implicitly endorsed the "but for" test adopted by the Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic).
If passed, this Bill will reinstate the land tax position on partial exemptions prior to the decision of Aveland Pty Ltd.
Clyde & Co
Jenni Priestley, partner and Leah Hewish, associate at Clyde & Co’s Australia office report on a recent decision of the High Court of Australia.
Hunt & Hunt
These are five issues relating to duty liability, classification, dumping duties and FTAs that importers need to manage.
Clyde & Co
As part of the initiatives announced by the Federal Government in the 2014-15 Budget, it has been proposed that the Private Health Insurance Administration Council will cease to exist as a statutory body.
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DLA Piper Australia
Unfair dismissal laws, which are set out in the Fair Work Act 2009, apply to a large number of Australian employees.
Swaab Attorneys
A warning is a communication to an employee about their performance or conduct at work.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
All workplaces need an up-to-date 'Email and Internet Policy' before monitoring employees' use of emails and computers.
The Alert discusses the case and the potential impact it may have on the future of copyright infringement in Australia.
Littler Mendelson
An administrative tribunal in the Australian state of Queensland recently confirmed that employers with Australian operations must be careful about the personal information they ask job applicants and employees to provide.
ClarkeKann Lawyers
There is no "one rule" to follow when dismissing employees, particularly where the dismissal is performance based.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The article discusses issues of contracts, bullying, sexual harassment and other employment decisions and legislation.
Kott Gunning
This article should also interest real estate agents, property managers, auctioneers, property valuers and developers.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Australian aged care sector is experiencing a period of rapid change, with five emerging trends as a key 2015 focus.
CBP Lawyers
This checklist will assist construction industry participants to comply with the latest WHS codes and guidance material.
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