The new Modern Slavery regime – is your business affected?

The new Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act) came into force on 1 January…

Employee Share Schemes: Much Needed Simplification to Aid Small Businesses and Start-Ups

On 3 April, the Australian Government Treasury office released an Employee Share Schemes (ESS) Consultation Paper…

From the Ashes: Understanding the Crackdown on Phoenix Activity

New laws under consideration could expose company directors to jail terms of up to ten…

Too little, too late – Federal Court dismisses application served by email at the last minute

If a company owes a debt of $2,000 or more, the creditor can send the…

Service Suppliers: Is Your Warranty Defective?

Companies that supply services (or supply goods and services) to “consumers” should be aware of…

Cladding Rectification Agreements: Are You Covered?

The recent television footage of the Spencer Street apartment block fire in Melbourne brought back…

Australia’s Foreign Investment Approval Regime for Private Equity Buyers

Private equity funds often count foreign governments among their investors, alongside public sector pension funds…

PPSR Registrations expiring from 30 January 2019

Parties who have security interests registered on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) dating back…

Shareholders’ Right To Call Meetings Now Hollow

Dissatisfied shareholders considering calling a general meeting under section 249F should think again.  The recent…

The Aged Care Royal Commission – Work Begins

The Aged Care Royal Commission last week issued a letter to the 100 largest aged…

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