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Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme – One Month On

March 2018 Since our December brief (posted again below, for convenience), and since the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) came into effect on 22 February 2018, there have been some relevant developments regarding personal information data breaches. Facebook Unless you have been hiding under a rock over this past week, you would have heard [...]

Workplace Bullying – It’s NOT OK.

March 2018 "Speak, even if your voice shakes". Today marks the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence throughout Australia (https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay).  Thousands of schools across the country will stand united today to celebrate and raise awareness, holding anti-bullying events including school activities and lesson plans to educate children and work towards wiping [...]

Your Business Credit Rating May Be Affected from Unpaid Taxes!

March 2018 Summary The Federal Government has released an exposure draft, the “Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Transparency) Bill 2018”, which will allow taxation officers to disclose the tax debt information of business entities to credit reporting agencies. Under the proposed law, the tax debt information of an entity will be disclosed to credit reporting [...]

Small Business Unfair Contract Terms – One Year On

February 2018 Summary Since the 2016 amendments to unfair contract term provisions of the Australian Consumer Law with respect to standard form contracts entered into with small businesses, the ACCC has been actively seeking out and assessing alleged unfair contract terms in accordance with their Compliance and Enforcement Policy. Their first Court action, taken [...]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Australia

February 2018 - Contrary to popular belief, resolving disputes does not always mean going to Court.  In our experience, most disputes can be resolved by alternative forms or processes of dispute resolution.  You should always discuss with your lawyer the alternative ways of resolving a dispute – a good lawyer will always offer to discuss [...]

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