Surety bonds - still as good as cash?

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Another bite at the apple? Back to school on discovery

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Does knowledge equal power?

With great power (to creditors) comes great responsibility (of insolvency practitioners), and the Court is holding insolvency practitioners to account.

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Standing on (not so) solid rock

A recent Supreme Court decision highlights just how important it is for contracting parties to carefully consider potential risks and ensure those risks are appropriately addressed in the contract (Ayers Rock SkyShip Pty Ltd v Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 82).

A failure to do so could see your business going down like a lead balloon!

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Australia’s unshackling: modern slavery legislation

'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.

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The ‘Instagram Tax’ – A snapshot

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).

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