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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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Shopping Mall - Short term lease PPSR

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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Litigation Lawyers at Ramsden Lawyers, Mark and Sonaaz

New Lawyers to the Ramsden Litigation Group

  Ramsden Lawyers welcomes two new lawyers to its litigation group, which now comprises of 9 lawyers practicing exclusively in litigation and dispute resolution, making Ramsden Lawyers the largest litigation law firm on the Gold Coast. Sonaaz Farhadi-Fard joins Ramsden Lawyers
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Ramsden Lawyers corporate sponsor for LIVIN

Ramsden Lawyers are proud to announce our partnership with LIVIN

  Ramsden Lawyers are proud to announce our corporate partnership with LIVIN, a non-profit charity that was founded to remove the stigma on mental illness and raise awareness for suicide prevention. LIVIN is an innovative organisation with its fresh and
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Adverse Action Claims Protect Workers Against Discrimination

  Under the Fair Work Act (2009) (the ‘Act’) a number of General Protection provisions protect Australian workers against various forms of discrimination in the workplace. Under Section 365 of the Act, workers who believe they have been dismissed in
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Gold Coast Lawyer checking PPSR documents

Is your security interest registered correctly on the PPSR?

  In OneSteel Manufacturing, the Supreme Court of New South Wales recently clarified the requirements for security interests registered on the Personal Property Securities Register (‘PPSR’). The result stands to impact all consumers that seek to register security interests over
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Can Ex-Employers Control What You Say On Social Media?

  While social media was once just a way to connect with friends and relatives, over time it has evolved to include capabilities used by professionals and employees for business purposes. After being established in 2003, LinkedIn has grown into
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Trade marks Yalumba The Signature and Jacob's Creek Barossa Signature

Trade Mark Infringement – not something to wine about

  A recent Federal Court case handed down a decision of “grape” proportions which discussed when the use of a phrase or sign similar to a registered trade mark is so deceptively similar as to be considered to be infringing
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