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Tech Startups: A Step-by-step Guide

The tech startups idea You’ve got to have one of these. We can’t give advice about how to get one; this you will have to do on your own. But once you have one, we can help you from there. The tech startups business plan Now you need to turn your idea into a viable … Read More

Cladding Safety Victoria: Not a Cladding Cure-All

Executive Summary Apartment buildings must satisfy four key criteria in order to be eligible for CSV cladding rectification funding. Legal costs incurred will not be reimbursed or funded by the CSV, other than those necessary for the BAB process. Given the substantial amount of cladding issues in Victoria, it is unlikely that CSV will be … Read More

A Tour of Charity and Not-For-Profit Government Organisations

The charity and not-for-profit (NFP) sector is a complex one from a legal and organisational perspective. There are several government organisations which regulate, oversee, or provide services to the sector. In this article we provide with a brief tour of the various relevant organisations to keep an eye out for. Commonwealth ACNC The Australian Charities … Read More

Three reasons why you should file your trade mark in Australia

  1. Australia has a sizeable revenue stream and steady economy. The Australian economy has grown at a healthy pace for nearly three decades.[1] In 2019, Australia was ranked the 4th wealthiest nation in terms of median wealth per adult head.[2] Despite Australia comprising only 0.3% of the world’s population, its economy was expected to … Read More

Aged care services and coronavirus – does the buck stop with the board?

In 2019 we covered the then imminent introduction of the Aged Care Quality Standards (Standards), as contained within the Quality of Care Amendment (Single Quality Framework) Principles 2018. Those Standards, which took effect from 1 July 2019, raised the legal accountability of governing bodies and operators in the aged care industry. At the time we … Read More

UPDATE: Face Masks in Victoria: What are the Employer’s Responsibilities?

We recently discussed the Victorian Government’s recommendation to wear face masks and the responsibility of employers. The Victorian Government announced that, from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July, face coverings will be mandatory for those leaving their home in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire. Fines for individuals not wearing a face covering outside their home is … Read More

Pew Pew Pew: U.S. Space Force Losing a Trade Mark Battle with a TV Show

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newly founded military brand – the U.S. Space Force – is losing a trade mark battle with streaming giant Netflix for its new comedy show of the same name. Netflix has reportedly already secured the trade mark rights to “Space Force” in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere. Like Australia, … Read More

New DGR Category for Men’s Sheds and Women’s Sheds

A new deductible gift recipient (DGR) category for community sheds  is currently in a bill before Parliament and could be available from 1 October 2020.[1] The new DGR category will apply to public institutions that are registered as a charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) and satisfy the definition of … Read More

Face Masks in Victoria: What are the Employer’s Responsibilities?

We have recently updated this article here! The Victorian Government has recently recommended that adults living in areas under Stage restricted areas wear face masks when in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. There will be no enforcement on the use of face masks. As such, employers will not necessarily be … Read More

Quantum Meruit claims in Construction Contracts

Given the current pandemic circumstances and general economic downturn, construction contracts have greater risk elements than ever before. It is important to know the rights of a builder to payment for work done under a construction contract that has been terminated. The most common method for this is known as a quantum meruit claim, which … Read More

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