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Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

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Briefing council: Maddocks launches Victorian local government blog July 20, 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017 Maddocks has today launched Council Brief, a blog designed to highlight and discuss issues of importance to the Victorian local government sector. Leveraging 132 years of experience working with Victorian councils, … Continued

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next July 14, 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … Continued

Reading Room

  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next

    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … Continued

  • The General Data Protection Regulation – a survival guide for your organisation

    In a world where data continues to grow at exponential rates, many organisations are already struggling to control their data. Add to that an environment of increasing regulation where cyber-attacks and data breaches are becoming … Continued

  • Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) Under Review

    Update to our recent eAlert: Treasury has now extended the deadline by a further three (3) weeks the deadline for making submissions from 14 July to 4 August 2017. Here is a link to the discussion … Continued

  • What’s the go with ambush marketing in Australia?

    The 2016 Rio Olympics are already a distant memory as Australia prepares to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) continuing legal battle with Telstra over their ‘Go to Rio’ campaign … Continued

  • Mandatory Data Breach Laws

    Is your organisation ready for Australia’s new Mandatory Data Breach Laws? Serious data breaches are increasing, both in frequency and impact, as recent high-profile news stories illustrate. Soon organisations will have no choice but to … Continued

  • Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase?

    Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … Continued

  • ACCC takes on Ultra Tune for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct

    On 19 May 2017 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it commenced legal action against Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune) in the Federal Court for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code … Continued

  • It’s June, and trust income distribution time

    So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects … Continued

  • Transition to Retirement Income Streams

    From 1 July 2017, the tax exemption for transition to retirement income streams (TRIS) will end. That change was effected by the superannuation reforms which became law on 29 November 2016 (2017 Superannuation Reforms). The … Continued

  • ASIC to extend start dates on Stronger Super reforms

    Recognising the uncertainty and administrative burden faced by superannuation funds to comply with certain Stronger Super reforms, ASIC provided welcome relief yesterday by announcing the deferral of two commencement dates. In particular: the product dashboard … Continued