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Institutional investors and the Queensland resources sector: a new challenge to clean exit

27 March 2017

Why institutional investors in Queensland could face serious issues when they realise their investment on a clean-exit basis

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Retail lease reforms in New South Wales: Key points for lessors and lessees

24 March 2017

The New South Wales Government has passed amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW). We outline the significant changes to the Act.

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Does a bankrupt beneficiary’s effective control of a discretionary trust transform their interest into property?

24 March 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Fordyce v Ryan & Anor; Fordyce v Quinn & Anor [2016] QSC 307, where the Court considered whether a beneficiary’s interest in a discretionary trust amounted to ‘property’ for the purposes of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth).

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Income stream products set for innovative changes as further tax concessions are considered

22 March 2017

Will new regulations open a whole new world of opportunity for superannuation funds and life insurance companies? By incentivising providers to offer these products, the draft Regulations aim to remove barriers to innovation in retirement income stre

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Assignment of defect warranties: Is your drafting sufficient?

21 March 2017

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal has clarified that a broad assignment of rights will enable a purchaser to sue on the transferred warranty – regardless of whether the purchaser knew of the relevant defects at the time of the acquisition.

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Queensland’s Industrial Relations Reforms Are Now in Operation: Are You Ready?

20 March 2017

This article highlights the key changes to Queensland industrial relations regulation implemented by the new Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld), and the steps that employers should take to ensure they are prepared for them.

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Does collective knowledge of a company’s officers equate to company knowledge?

17 March 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Kojic [2016] FCAFC 186, in which the Court questioned whether the knowledge of a company is in fact the collective knowledge of its officers

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“All for one and one for all” : creditor successfully appoints SPLs to undertake tasks only it is willing to fund

10 March 2017

This week’s TGIF considers a decision of the Victorian Supreme Court which examined the merits of appointing special purpose liquidators in circumstances where a creditor was only willing to fund investigations if the appointment was made.

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Penalty, Ref?! No… FWC reduces Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in 6 modern awards

7 March 2017

As the Australian economy continues to evolve into a ‘24/7’ service model, it has been argued that the system of penalty rates no longer reflects the reality of working arrangements in many industries.

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