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Handle with care: owner drivers get new protections

Amendments to the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act create new protections for gig economy workers transporting...

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Blocking the exits: Directors’ rights to decline share transfers

Under Australian law, directors of companies typically have unilateral powers to reject transfers of shares by shareholders. However, below we...

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Get your records straight! ASIC record-keeping obligations and penalties

Officers have legal obligations under Australian law to keep information on ASIC registers up to...

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Your freelancer has arrived: Australian Uber drivers held not employees

In much-publicised proceedings, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found that Uber drivers are independent...

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Watch your wall: Businesses liable for defamatory Facebook comments

A decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has paved the way for businesses to be held responsible for publishing defamatory comments by...

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Contractual lock-in? Terminating contracts without a clause

Contracts form the backbone of almost all commercial arrangements, binding parties to perform their specified duties. But when does a breach or...

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Insolvent trading and the position of Australian directors

Under Australian law, board directors have a duty to prevent insolvent trading by corporations. Though certain exceptions may apply, failure to do so...

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Illegal phoenix activity targeted by new corporate law reforms

New reforms currently before Parliament seeks to give the Phoenix Taskforce more power to prevent illegal...

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Privacy Act to be seriously strengthened by proposed amendments

The Attorney-General, Christian Porter, has announced a proposal for making the Privacy Act 1988...

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Does wi-fi sniffing breach Australian privacy law?

‘Wi-fi sniffing’ can be used to generate useful insights for businesses without breaching data protection laws. However organisations...

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Creating a modern commercial law firm and a healthy workplace

In this podcast, James is interviewed by Beyond Billables about the ideas behind Edwards + Co...

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