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Do I need a Privacy Policy for my Business

  Whether a privacy policy is mandatory depends on whether a business meets the criteria in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (‘Privacy Act’) and the Australian Principles (‘APPs’). The APPs supplement the Privacy Act and require that private sector organisations
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Fake Free Range Egg Producers Fined By ACCC

  WA egg producer Snowdale Holdings (‘Snowdale’) has been punished with a $750,000 fine in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd (No 2) [2017] FCA 834 for misleading claims about the nature of the living conditions
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Your end of financial year obligations as a franchisor

  As the new financial year begins, it is an essential time for franchisors to ensure they are aware of their obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct (‘Franchising Code’). The Franchising Code prescribes that franchisors are obligated to disclose
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D’Arro life ban under QBCC Act overturned

  QUEENSLAND managing director of the INNOVARE group of companies, Mr Orazio D’Arro, has recently been successful in his appeal to the Queensland Supreme Court in overturning a decision of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘QCAT’) to permanently exclude
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Jail Sentence for Online Store Operator

  Former operator of online stores Electronic Bazaar and Dream Kart, sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for failing to comply with court orders made against him in 2015. The Australian Consumer Law is the national legislation that protects consumers from
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Transfer Duty – Important Considerations

Are you being taken advantage of with transfer duty? If you are transferring ownership of assets, particularly as part of a business sale, transfer duty is an important consideration as the wrong decisions can have significant financial consequences. Transfer duty
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How much can charity directors and employees be paid?

  According to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (‘ACNC’) Australia currently has approximately 54,000 registered charities across a range of diverse sectors (such as education, welfare and the environment). In 2015-16 alone Australians gave $12.5 billion to charities and
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Is your short term hiring lease still protected on the PPSR?

  As part of a series of ongoing changes to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), on 20 May 2017 the Australian Government introduced amendments to change PPS leases to only include short term leases that extend beyond two
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Mother & Child, Separated parents & Vaccination

Separated Parents & Vaccination: Who Has The Right To Decide?

  In the past few years, vaccination of children has become a hotly debated topic in Australia, partially due to the Federal Government’s introduction of ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy in 2015 and the Victorian Government’s ‘No Jab, No Play’
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New Ramsden Lawyers Partner - David Nematalla - Property Law

New Partner and Head of our Property Law Group

  We welcome a new partner and head of our property law group, David Nematalla. David who has close to 20 years’ experience in property and commercial law, was previously a senior lawyer at a specialist property law firm in
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