'Modern slavery' is a term usually used to cover a range of exploitative practices including slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, child labour, removal of organs and other slavery-like concepts.
In our globalised economy and interconnected world there is an increased risk that the operations and supply chains of Australian businesses may be contaminated by modern slavery. Further, the clandestine nature of slavery means obtaining reliable data is challenging.
Modern slavery is described in Australia as 'hidden in plain sight' across various industries and in the global supply chains of entities operating on Australian shores. Frighteningly, Australian businesses could be oblivious to risks of modern slavery in their business or supply chains.
The rapid rise of social media influencers has paved the way for a similarly rapid rise in these influencers granting ‘fame and image licences’ to separate entities with the effect of reducing their income tax liability (Fame and Image Licensing Arrangements).
Polczynski Robinson is once again proud of consultant Dominique Robinson (chair of the Tour de Cure Gala Events Committee and member of the Tour de Cure board), partner Julie Briscoe (member of the Tour de Cure board) and the fabulous Tour de Cure team for the success of the Tour de Cure Le Snow Ball 2019.
When the coverup is worse than the crime - How a franchisor turned a $30,000 debt into a $2.6 million fine
The Franchise Code is regulated by the ACCC who investigate potential breaches of the Code and prosecute infringements. A significant judgment in relation to the Franchise Code was handed down in January 2019 by Bromwich J in the Federal Court in ACCC v Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 12 (ACCC v Ultra Tune).