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Full Federal Court rules that partly ‘aspirational’ grievance policy was contractual and criticises company's investigation
This decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court is another sharp reminder to employers about the need to ensure their policies do not inadvertently become contractual.
The Federal Court of Australia announced two further decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.
The BEPS Action Plan sets out 15 actions and further work required to counteract the methods of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) used by multinational companies.
Companies operating in Australia must be aware of the increasingly complex list of restricted products and international sanctions or risk major penalities.
Australian appliances manufacturer Fisher & Paykel has been fined for misleading customers over extended warranties. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the final version of the APP Guidelines in time for the start of the new Australian Privacy Principles.
The close of 2013 saw the ICC launching the new ICC mediation rules at a global launch event in Paris.
Justice Logan of the Federal Court has handed down the much anticipated decision in Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recently released a package of governance measures for banks, and general and life insurance companies.
Liquidators were appointed as administrators of the companies on referral from the Mawson Group, a business advisory and restructuring firm that services distressed companies.
The Unsolicited Proposal Guideline provides a framework for the government’s assessment and implementation of infrastructure proposals that originate directly from the private sector.
The federal government has released the final report of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the National Access Regime.
The ALRC Final Report into Copyright and the Digital Economy is now publicly available, having been tabled in Parliament on 13 February 2014.
Online reviews present a risk for businesses as they may engage in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.
If you have paid duty on the extension of a deferred note purchase financing arrangement, you may be entitled to a refund of the duty.
A further tranche of tax legislation to exempt ‘IMR foreign funds’ from Australian income tax has been released for public comment.
The fallout from controversial trades in David Jones (DJs) shares and a rejected merger proposal have escalated, with the chairman and two other directors stepping down from the DJs board.
This briefing provides a summary of key trends in each jurisdiction is supplemented by detailed case overviews across each Australian jusrisdiction.
David Jones’ announcement that it received a merger proposal from Myer last year has received considerable media coverage.
The Australian government has released a consultation draft of a bill concerning amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) regime.