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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Construction and Projects special counsel joins Maddocks January 17, 2018

17 January 2018 Maddocks has appointed Sefton Warner as a special counsel in the firm’s Construction and Projects team. Sefton brings to Maddocks extensive front-end construction projects experience, having worked on a number of major … Continued

Latest Article

2017: In Review – The biggest tech trends and events of the year January 17, 2018

2017 has been another frenetic and significant year for the technology sector. In keeping with Commvault and Maddocks’ joint mission to deliver you practical guidance, our end of year wrap-up highlights the most significant technology … Continued

Reading Room

  • GST withholding regime – changes for property transactions

    The Exposure Draft for the GST withholding regime for property transactions has been released. This withholding regime was announced as part of this year’s Federal Budget and is targeted at increasing GST compliance for property … Continued

  • ‘Shifting the dial’ in the energy sector: A role for regulatory reform and stewardship

    In August 2017, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued its five-year productivity review entitled ‘Shifting the Dial’ (Report). The Report, which enquires into Australia’s productivity performance and includes recommendations on productivity-enhancing reforms, is the first in … Continued

  • ACCC launches first B2B unfair contract terms action

    On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued

  • Making decisions about cyber insurance

    Now is a good time to be considering, or reconsidering, cyber insurance. The Australian cyber insurance market is in its infancy, compared with the United States. A significant driver of the market in the United States … Continued

  • Gearing up for equity crowd-funding

    Since our last update, proposed crowd-funding legislation has been passed, creating a new regulatory regime for public companies to obtain equity-based crowd-sourced funding. The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) (2017 Act), will commence … Continued

  • It is time to consider your organisation’s document retention and destruction requirements

    The new financial year has arrived and it seems timely to remind you of the legislation that goes along with a ‘cleaning out’ of the archives. Before you press delete or shred that document, be … Continued

  • Rent, Try….. Buy? Radio Rentals faces a class action for misleading consumers

    Earlier this year, a class action was filed in the Federal Court of Australia, against Thorn Australia Pty Ltd t/as Radio Rentals (Radio Rentals) on behalf of customer and lead plaintiff, Ms Casey Simpson, alleging … 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

  • 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

  • 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