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ACCC enforcing small business unfair contract terms

August 2018 ACCC enforcing small business unfair contract terms A number of developments have come to light since our February update on new Australian Consumer Laws (ACL) with respect to unfair terms in business-to-business ‘standard form’ contracts (B2B contracts) (see here: http://www.teneolegal.com.au/small-business-unfair-contract-terms-one-year-on/). Early engagement with regulators In the Agri-business sector, AWB Harvest Finance Pools [...]

Contract term that restricts time for making claim under ACL, unenforceable

August 2018 Contract term that restricts time for making claim under ACL, unenforceable Overview In a recent decision in the Victorian Supreme Court Justice Riordan, held that it is contrary to public policy to restrict the statutory remedy provided in s 236 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by limiting the time in which [...]

Government’s Act on Modern Slavery: How will it affect your business?

July 2018 Government’s Act on Modern Slavery The New South Wales Government, followed by the Federal Government, have created legislation to try and stamp out the endemic abuses of human rights throughout Australian industry, and encourage organisations to put remedies in place, improving labour standards at every length of business operations and supply chains. [...]

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 [...]

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