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Managing sexual harassment in modern Australian workplaces – what's changed?

  • 08 Jun 2017

Recently we presented to a full room of clients on managing sexual harassment in modern Australian workplaces. It is an issue that has their attention and is being taken very seriously.What has cha...

Insolvency Law Reforms – Update

  • 08 Jun 2017

On 1 June 2017 the Federal Government introduced the Treasury Law Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No.2) Bill 2017 into parliament. If enacted, the legislation will bring a major shake-up...

"Pollution" vs "Contamination" - what does your insurance cover?

  • 05 Jun 2017

In proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW a family company, Amashaw, successfully challenged the refusal of its insurer, Marketform, to provide indemnity. The losses for which Marketform had ...

When has a TPD benefit "accrued"?

  • 25 May 2017

This Victorian Court of Appeal decision of MLC v Daffy on 15 May 20171 confirms a total and permanent disability (TPD) benefit does not "accrue" at the time of injury, but rather only acc...

Not-for-profits under financial stress – what does this mean for you?

  • 18 May 2017

News reports in recent days that the Newcastle Anglican Diocese is facing a $1 million shortfall in this financial year is a timely reminder of the risks facing lenders into the church and not-for-...

Can an employer direct an employee to see a company nominated doctor?

  • 11 May 2017

Yes, where the direction is lawful and reasonable. There is a growing body of case law setting out the circumstances in which an employer may direct the employee to attend a medical examinatio...

Insolvency Law Reforms – how they affect you

  • 10 May 2017

Australian insolvency laws have been criticised for precipitating value destruction and terminal decline in the life of a company.   To address this the Australian Government recently r...

The Monthly Wrap Up – April 2017

  • 03 May 2017

ASIC updates FAQs on fees and costs disclosureOn 27 April 2017 ASIC updated its FAQs on fees and costs disclosure. The updates are to questions 9 to 13, which concern disclosure of performance fees...

Emerging and re-emerging WHS risks – the next asbestos?

  • 27 Apr 2017

Recent incidents in which individuals have been exposed to potentially-harmful substances have highlighted the need for businesses to manage the risks arising from PFAS, inhalable dust and asbestos...

Fast facts about Collective Investment Vehicles (CIVs)

  • 26 Apr 2017

The new CIV regime is a game-changer, with the potential to redefine and transform the Australian investment funds landscape. We believe that the new CIV regime will:enable Australian managers to ...

WHS – an imperfect harmony?

  • 12 Apr 2017

Last week the Queensland Government signalled potential changes to its model WHS Law, including the possible introduction of higher penalties and additional criminal offences for individuals. This,...

ASIC releases guide on risk management systems – how will responsible entities be impacted?

  • 10 Apr 2017

On 27 March 2017 ASIC released Regulatory Guide 259: Risk management systems of responsible entities (RG 259). RG 259 provides guidance for responsible entities (REs) on how to comply with their AF...

The EPA's site audit statement revolution - are you ready?

  • 03 Apr 2017

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is planning to increase the number, and change the types, of Site Audit Statements (SASs) that can be issued under the Contaminated Land Management Ac...