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Not my guarantee! Trade creditor faces consequences for accepting electronic signature at face value

14 October 2016

The NSW Court of Appeal recently rejected an appeal from a decision which held that a company director was not personally liable as a guarantor in circumstances where his electronic signature had been affixed to the guarantee without his knowledge.

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Mental Illness and Workplace Disciplinary Law: The 6 Golden Rules

13 October 2016

How does a business ensure it is legally compliant when dealing with a worker who suffers (or may suffer) from mental illness? And most importantly, how can it ensure that it does not cause harm to anyone when applying disciplinary processes?

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Environmental liability for lenders: the law in flux

11 October 2016

The Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) puts lenders at risk of being in the firing line of the Queensland DEHP for environmental harm caused by their borrowers in Queensland.

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Court refuses mandatory examination of liquidator

7 October 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Kimberley Diamonds Ltd, in the matter of Kimberley Diamond Company Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] FCA 1016 in which the Court refused to allow the mandatory examination of a liquidator under s 596A

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Tips for administrators to avoid costs orders in proceedings challenging the validity of appointment

30 September 2016

This week’s TGIF looks at the departure from the general costs rule considered in In the matter of Condor Blanco Mines Ltd (No. 2) in circumstances where the administrator was found not to have discharged the duty of essential neutrality.

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FWC: Enterprise bargaining requires employers to “enter into the theatre of the absurd”

29 September 2016

The Fair Work Commission’s recent Full Bench majority decision in Uniline Australia Limited [2016] has yet again made it clear that they will adopt a strict approach to technical deficiencies when employers issue an NEER.

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Drone Use in Australia: What are the Privacy and Copyright Issues?

29 September 2016

The complex regulatory regime surrounding the use of drones in Australia can give rise to significant challenges, particularly for companies wishing to integrate drones into their day-to-day activities.

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Is it the vibe? Constitutional challenges to the Court’s power to issue examination summonses.

23 September 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Clive Palmer’s recent challenges to the constitutionality of the Court’s power under the Corporations Act to issue examination summonses.

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When is a water treatment plant part of coal seam gas ‘prospecting’?

22 September 2016

A recent decision by Justice Moore in People for the Plains v Santos [2016] has provided some clarity around the types of activities that fall under the definition of ‘prospecting’ and can therefore be carried out without development consent.

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Can an enforcement notice be challenged during a prosecution?

21 September 2016

Two recent decisions by the District Court and the Court of Appeal have helped to clarify whether a recipient of an enforcement notice has the right to challenge the validity of that notice at trial in Queensland.

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