Monthly Archives: October 2014


Taking Proactive Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment, and the Consequences of Failing to Take Care of Employees’ Safety and Wellbeing.

Employers are ordinarily aware that sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. However, recent case law has displaced previous assumptions about the kind of awards that can be made against an employer or employee that commits, or is involved in sexual harassment of an employee. Recent cases have shown that the previous ‘range’ [...]

2014-10-31T23:41:47+00:00October 31st, 2014|Categories: Employment Law|

ATO to target professional services firms

The ATO recently released ‘guidelines’ which discuss how the ATO will assess the risk of the income tax general anti-avoidance provisions (Part IVA) applying to the allocation of profits from a professional services firm such as accounting, architectural, legal, engineering, medical and financial services practices. The guidelines set out three tests for assessing whether the [...]

2014-10-31T03:22:18+00:00October 31st, 2014|Categories: Taxation|

NSW Supreme Court challenge to Harness Racing Drug Rules

On 14 October the NSW Supreme Court handed down its judgment in proceedings instituted by two NSW harness racing trainers who had received interim suspensions by NSW stewards after prohibited levels of cobalt had been detected in post race urine samples taken from their winning horses (Day v Harness Racing NSW). The interim suspensions of [...]

2018-08-08T20:34:42+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Overhaul of Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)

Is Your Vendor’s Statement Compliant? New laws came in to force on 1 October 2014, changing how and what vendors must disclose prior to the sale of property. The requirement for the Vendor to make disclosures to prospective purchasers stems from section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic), which was recently amended. [...]

2014-10-22T23:50:22+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Property|

Don’t bank on mutual trust and confidence!

Don’t bank on mutual trust and confidence! In 10 September 2014, the High Court of Australia ruled that at common law, there is no implied term of mutual trust and confidence Australian employment agreements. The decision in Commonwealth of Australia v Barker [2014] HCA 32 overturned the majority decision of the Full Federal Court which [...]

2014-10-16T06:03:55+00:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Employment Law|

All downhill for ski resort in its attempts to control ‘THREDBO’

Thredbo Village Thredbo is ski resort location in the Kosciusko National Park in NSW.  Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Limited, in conjunction with its subsidiary Thredbo Resort Centre Pty Ltd (collectively referred to as KT) owns (by way of a 99 year lease granted over the land in 1957) and operates, the well-known Thredbo Village Ski Resort [...]

2014-10-15T02:48:06+00:00October 15th, 2014|Categories: Intellectual Property|