Drones and the rules - Know Before You Fly
Recreational consumer drones (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)) have grown in popularity and affordability in recent years. According to Recode in 2015, the market was projected to hit around $130 million in sales, by 2018 that number is expected to soar to $1 billion.
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)  FCA 834 for misleading claims about the nature of the living conditions of its livestock between April 2011 and December 2013.
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’).
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 him from holding a QBCC builders’ licence or running a QBCC-licensed company.
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.
Transfer Duty - Important Considerations
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.
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).
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