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The big freeze

Like other states and territories, the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act) applies to the retail sale of goods. Its further application to the provision of retai […]

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Garden leave: it’s not a walk in the park

Garden leave may sound relaxing, but the circumstances which call for it are most certainly not. It occurs: when an employee is directed by an employer to […]

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The fine print*

We’ve seen advertisements on the backs of buses quoting a seemingly great price for a product or service. We’ve also spotted businesses burying questionable […]

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Guarantees can be risky business

As the great George Costanza said on a classic episode of ‘Seinfeld’ ‘everybody knows you’ve got to keep your worlds apart’. But, worlds can collide f […]

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Security alert: mandatory data breach laws

This is a security alert that should not be ignored! Mandatory data breach notification laws will soon commence in Australia[1]. The new laws will affect fed […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 3)

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring arrangements. Job losses may occur when organisations offshore office functions. […]

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Statutory demand: a double edged sword

Statutory demands can be a handy tool in recovering a debt. However, their associated risks are often overlooked in the heat of the moment. Indeed, paying the o […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 2)

Welcome to the second instalment of a 3-part series on the risks associated with offshoring personal information. It is increasingly common for organisations to […]

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How geese have changed trade mark law

The Federal Court handed down a landmark decision in the trade mark dispute between the Wild Geese and Wild Turkey alcohol brands[1]. In doing so, it has change […]

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Counting the cost of outsourcing (part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series on risks associated with offshoring personal information. In this series, we will discuss: an organisation’s obligati […]

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