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Family Law in the Social Media Age

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat – social media accounts are so popular these days. It seems like almost everyone has at least one.
Social media can be a great tool to allow people to remain connected.

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

Recently the Australian government introduced legislation to strengthen employment laws in an effort to better protect vulnerable workers. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 responds directly to the recent franchise industry employment scandals.

Property Alert - proposed reforms

The Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP, recently announced a number of proposed reforms affecting duty and tax relating to property, which will be contained within the 2017/18 Victorian Budget, subject to the passing of the 2017/18 Victorian Budget.

Amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth): 'Ipso facto' clauses

In an attempt to foster a more entrepreneurial culture in Australian business, amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) to provide “safe harbour” to directors attempting to turn around failing businesses and the unenforceability of ‘ipso facto’ clauses were...

Fair Work Commission reduces retail and hospitality penalty rates

After hearings spanning over 38 days, evidence from 143 lay and expert witnesses, and over 5,900 submissions from unions, government, charitable organisations, political organisations, and individual employees and employers, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has handed down its long...