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Am I a Retailer For Leasing Purposes?

PROPERTY ALERT: CONFIRMED INTERPRETATION OF THE RETAIL PREMISES DEFINITION In summary: • The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently confirmed its position with respect to the interpretation of what constitutes a Retail Premises under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (the Act). In the
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Recent Amendments on Bullying Regulations and its Effect on Employers

RECENT AMENDMENTS ON BULLYING REGULATIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON EMPLOYERS Legislative Amendments to stop Bullying In an attempt to further protection for employees in the workplace as of 1 January 2014 (Commencement Date) the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will be invested with additional pow
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Directors Penalties, Estimates & Statutory Demands

DIRECTORS PENALTIES, ESTIMATES AND STATUTORY DEMANDS Indications are that the compliance program for unremitted PAYG withholding and unpaid superannuation contributions by employers will be stepped up in 2013 as the 2012 amendments are ‘bedded down’. As a result of those amendments an
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Exercise of Commissioner’s Discretion to Disregard Non-Compliance with DIV

EXERCISE OF COMMISSIONER’S DISCRETION TO DISREGARD NON-COMPLIANCE WITH DIV 7A FIRST CASE ON THE EXERCISE OF COMMISSIONER’S DISCRETION TO DISREGARD NON-COMPLIANCE WITH DIV 7A Section 109RB of Div 7A gives the Commissioner a discretion to disregard non-compliance with Div 7A, where othe
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Source & Residence

SOURCE & RESIDENCE The concepts of source & residence are basic to most country’s tax systems, including Australia. There has been quite a lot of activity recently in Australia in relation to those topics. Residence of individuals The question of residence of individuals has c
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PPSR Alert – New Zealand Case Creates Possible Defence for Guarantor if Supplier Failed to Register its Retention of Title Arrangement on PPSR

PPSR Alert – New Zealand case creates possible defence for guarantor if supplier failed to register its retention of title arrangement on PPSR Facts: In Haar v Eastland Tyres Ltd [2013] NZHC 692 an appeal was brought by a former director-shareholder (‘the Director’) of Gisborne
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Licences of Intellectual Property and the PPSA

Licences of Intellectual Property and the PPSA This article considers the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) on intellectual property (‘IP’) licences. Both lenders and owners of IP should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the Act when d
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Generalists’ Duty to Refer to Specialists

Generalists’ duty to refer to specialists The High Court of England & Wales has recently held that a firm of high street chartered accountants that advised in general tax matters, had an obligation to refer a tax “mitigation” matter to a specialist, and found them negligent to the
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Individual Flexibility Arrangements

INDIVIDUAL FLEXIBILITY ARRANGEMENTS Engaging in flexible work practices can prove to be beneficial for both employees and employers. Section 3 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) lists its objective as being to ‘provide a balanced framework for cooperative and productive workp
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Creating a Family Friendly and Equitable workplace – New Changes to the FW Act.

Creating a family friendly and equitable workplace – new changes to the FW Act. The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (‘the Bill’) was passed on 27 June 2013 and forms part of the Government’s post-implementation review of the Fair Work Act (‘the Act’).  The Bill implements some more of t
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