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Modern Slavery – is your business compliant?

Modern Slavery – is your business compliant?

The first reporting period deadline for businesses captured under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) is fast approaching on 31 December 2020. So what does this mean for you and your business? Did you know that Australia now has strict laws in place that require...

Is it easy to obtain trust documents? Maybe so.

Is it easy to obtain trust documents? Maybe so.

A general misconception is that if you are a beneficiary of a trust, you automatically have a right to trust information. A recent decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria Mantovani v Vanta Pty Ltd may have broadened a trustees’ duty to provide trust documents. The...

New approach to sponsorship deals is ‘An act of God’

New approach to sponsorship deals is ‘An act of God’

The recent widespread fallout between sponsors and sporting codes is forcing a rethink of how events, such as a global pandemic and government intervention, are dealt with in future commercial contracts. According to Australian sports law firm, Kalus Kenny Intelex...

The King of the Mountain – with a twist

The King of the Mountain – with a twist

This weekend will see a new king of the mountain crowned as the winner of the coveted Bathurst 1000. However, this year will be different. It will be done without the normal crowds due to the impacts of COVID-19, the race will be the final event in the shortened...

Does your franchise agreement contain unfair contract terms?

Does your franchise agreement contain unfair contract terms?

Franchise Agreements are governed by both the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and a mandatory prescribed industry code called the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), which is enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC recently...

The top 7 changes to Victorian Retail Leasing

The top 7 changes to Victorian Retail Leasing

As if Victorian retail landlords and tenants didn’t have enough to contend with!  Now they must familiarise themselves (and quickly) with the new amendments to the Victorian Retail Leases Act 2003. Here are the top 7 changes that you need to know: Disclosure Statement...

Important updates to Commercial Leasing Regulations

Important updates to Commercial Leasing Regulations

Just in the nick of time - the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 have been amended. The amendments take effect from 29 September 2020. Some of the most important changes are around the rent relief application...

More time for financially stressed individuals and companies

More time for financially stressed individuals and companies

The Federal Government will extend the temporary relief measures for financially distressed individuals and businesses to 31 December 2020. The measures include: 1. The period within which a statutory demand must be complied is extended from 21 days to 6 months 2. The...