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WHS Due Diligence – Why Work Health and Safety is Essential for Businesses?

Every year across Australian workplaces there are 190 fatalities and close to 150,000 work related injuries. These statistics shine a light on Australian industries and show that workplace deaths aren’t just a workplace issue – but a community issue.  We are seeing family members who do not go home to…

Royal Commission

  The central task of the Royal Commission was to inquire into, and report on, whether any conduct of financial services entities might have amounted to misconduct and whether any conduct, practices, behaviour or business activities by those entities fell below community standards and expectations.   We acknowledge that the…

The Impacts of Social Media On Family Law

With technology quickly becoming more and more of an integral part of our lives, the use of social media is rapidly on the rise. Although it may seem like a harmless way to share photos and other material on these platforms, it could also be quite detrimental to court proceedings…

Top 5 Tips Before You Consider Separation

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE SEPARATING Separation is one of the most stressful and confusing events a person can go through in their life. Despite not only producing severe emotional turmoil, separation will also play upon the economic, social and legal aspects of a person’s life. Many people feel…

The Perils of the Work Christmas Party

BIGGEST FAILS OF THE WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR STAFF MEMBERS The work Christmas party offers a great opportunity to celebrate the end of a long hard year of working together. They can be great for staff morale, bonding and celebrations and offer a relaxed informal setting to socialize with colleagues…

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 the board should deal with the situation where a company is in financial difficulty and may be insolvent. What is insolvency? A company is deemed to be insolvent when it…

Extension of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses

The Federal Government has enacted legislation extending the unfair contract term protections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) to the small business sector. Under the new laws, a Court is able to declare that a term of a…