When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued
Background On 3 April 2018, new laws and policy principles were introduced to regulate the operation of Digital Currency Exchanges (DCEs) in Australia. DCEs are businesses that exchange digital currency for fiat currency (e.g. Dollars, … Continued
The Federal Court has ruled that a cleaning company could not rely on the ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’ exception to the payment of redundancy entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), even … Continued
On 20 March 2018, the Senate voted in favour of establishing an inquiry into the franchising sector. This latest inquiry follows significant media coverage of allegations of franchisee exploitation against high profile franchisors, including Domino’s … Continued
Partnerships Victoria has released the template standard form project deeds for linear infrastructure and social infrastructure (Standard Project Deeds). These Standard Project Deeds are to be used for availability-based public private partnerships (PPP) in Victoria. … Continued
Liquidators will generally be pretty happy if a court finds that a transaction was both an uncommercial transaction and an unfair preference and dismisses any defence. Unfortunately for the liquidator in Re Cyberduck Software Pty … Continued
The ACCC has announced that one of its priorities for enforcement in 2018 will be competition issues in the commercial construction sector and ensuring that small businesses receive the benefits of the revised unfair contract … Continued
Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … Continued
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