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General Counsels’ top priority for 2016: Managing cyber security

Data security is top of the “worry” list for general counsel and directors.

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The 12 Myths of Christmas

How employers can avoid common misunderstandings which arise in Australian workplaces during the festive season.

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Tax incentives to stimulate the “Ideas Boom”

Will the proposed tax incentives be effective in realising the Government’s Innovation Agenda?

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Ideas boom full steam ahead - The Australian Government commits over $1 billion to science and innovation

The key measures that are front and centre of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Making way for the innovation nation – Not being afraid to fail

The rules governing how we manage business failure need urgent attention if we are to become the innovation nation.

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5 key actions your business can take to manage data breach risk

There are a variety of reasons why you should take data breach risk management seriously, not the least of which is the Federal Government’s recent draft bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification requirements.

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Unwrapping a Christmas hamper of unfair contract terms: Lessons on transparency from ACCC action against Chrisco

Businesses must be aware that the fairness of a contract term can be affected by simple issues like formatting and visual presentation.

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“I just want to be paid” - Overcoming insolvency challenges in the construction industry - The Commonwealth approach

The Senate Economics References Committee has made 44 recommendations aimed at overcoming challenges faced by smaller players in the construction industry.

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The computer will see you now – Six considerations for deploying robo-advice in Australia

Traditional financial services business structures are under threat from rapid digital innovation.

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Implementation issues with Australia’s new data retention laws

A recent survey found only 16% of telcos and ISPs considered themselves ready to retain and encrypt data in accordance with the new data retention laws.

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Contracting to avoid a technology dispute: 6 important tips

Practical steps you can take to protect your legal position and improve your technology project’s chance of success.

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What Google’s potential liability for defamation means for protecting your reputation

Why now more than ever is a good time to check what search results come up when you google yourself.

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Telstra takes on the ACCC’s access pricing determination

With $120 million in annual revenue at stake, Telstra is fighting a forced reduction to its wholesale prices.

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Is David Gordon right? Are Australia’s media control rules redundant?

The answer could well be “Yes”. Australia’s media ownership laws are no longer “fit for purpose”.

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Can PPPs work for procuring front line assets?

PPPs seem a good solution for procuring defence assets but the reality is there are unique risks that make them challenging.

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What it takes to be a sustainable, smart city: Urban innovation

How are cities responding to issues of congestion, aging infrastructure and pollution?

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