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School's out: resolving parental disputes about where your child will attend school
Disputes about which school your child will attend can be one of the trickier aspects of the post-separation landscape.
Australia
25 Feb 2016
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Unfair contract terms protections for small business passed through parliament – Are you ready? - 22 October 2015
The amendments will extend the unfair terms protections for consumers to those businesses with less than 20 employees.
Australia
 
27 Oct 2015
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Lux pays price for unconscionable breach of Australian Consumer Law - 2 September 2015
Businesses engaged in direct selling or marketing techniques must ensure that clients are treated fairly and reasonably.
Australia
7 Sep 2015
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No relief for buyer of property for seller's misleading and deceptive conduct - 24 August 2015
This case demonstrates the significance of residential property buyers not having ACL protection for deceptive conduct.
Australia
31 Aug 2015
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New requirements for country of origin labelling for food products
Manufacturers and small businesses that sell food products must be alerted to the new requirements for food labels.
Australia
29 Jul 2015
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National unfair terms protections to be extended to small business – Do your standard-form contracts contain unfair terms?
Traders dealing with small-businesses will need to review their standard terms to ensure they will not be deemed unfair.
Australia
 
14 Jul 2015
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Federal Court sounds warning for door-to-door sales people
The case warns all direct salespeople and marketers to deal honestly, fairly and without deception or unfair pressure.
Australia
24 Aug 2013
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ACCC report identifies widespread use of unfair terms in standard form contracts
The article discusses the key concerns in the report and explains the impact that its findings will have on businesses.
Australia
7 Apr 2013
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Mental health during separation
Research in 2011 showed that those going through marital breakdowns run a higher risk of mental illness and suicide.
Australia
1 Mar 2012
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Family Law Alert : 8 February 2012
A recent case has shed some light on the treatment of discretionary trusts in the division of matrimonial assets.
Australia
9 Feb 2012
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What you need to know about passing the costs of Australia’s carbon tax on to your customers
Businesses need to consider how the carbon tax will affect them and what messages they will give to their customers.
Australia
 
13 Nov 2011
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Government Targets Family Violence with New Bill
The Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010, released by Attorney-General Robert McClelland on 11 November 2010, aims to prioritise the safety of children over other considerations, including the need for children to have a meaningful relationship with both parents.
Australia
 
17 Nov 2010
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Paid Parental Leave Scheme Now Locked In
Over the next 12 months, Australian employers will face further changes to the minimum safety net of employment entitlements. The Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 (Cth) received Royal Assent on 14 July 2010, and introduces a national Paid Parental Leave Scheme, which is scheduled to commence on 1 January 2011.
Australia
 
22 Jul 2010
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Climate Change: Promoting your company as clean and green?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is vigilant in prosecuting those companies that breach the provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974. In particular, the Commission has been keeping an eye on those companies who use misleading or deceptive messages when promoting their green credentials.
Australia
 
1 Jul 2010
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Spousal Maintenance: Estranged Wife wants US$1 million a Month
In many family law proceedings, the issue of spousal maintenance is a fiercely contested issue, arising when one spouse wants the other to provide financial support either before or after their financial matters have been finalised.
Australia
 
12 Apr 2010
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Federal Government Launches Online Consumer Protection Consultation
As part of its broader review into the adequacy of current laws on implied terms in both federal and State/territory legislation, the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council has this month released an issues paper entitled "Consumer rights: Statutory implied conditions and warranties".
Australia
30 Jul 2009
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Fire Safety Responsibilities At Leased Premises
The Queensland Development Code MP 6.1 came into effect on 1 January 2009.
Australia
 
27 May 2009
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New De Facto Laws: Looking At The ‘Myth-Conceptions’
The amendments to the Family Law Act that came into effect on 1 March 2009 have received much media comment.
Australia
5 Mar 2009
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The New De Facto Legislation – What Does It Mean For Me?
The De facto Bill amending the Family Law Act to include de facto couples was finalised yesterday and has been forwarded to the Governor General for assent. It is expected that all amendments to the Family Law Act will be in operation by March 2009.
Australia
 
4 Dec 2008
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Marriage Without The Ceremony
After a number of false starts under the previous government, at 9:01am on 25 June 2008 Federal Attorney-General Robert McCelland introduced a Bill to amend the Family Law Act 1975 to bring de facto financial matters under the same jurisdiction as marriages.
Australia
 
13 Nov 2008
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