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Safe Harbour

‘Safe Harbour’ and ‘ipso facto’ insolvency reforms – what do they mean and what will they do?

14 December 2017

Important insolvency reforms recently passed into law as a result of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) (TLA Act).

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congratulations

Litigation and insolvency skills boost for Rigby Cooke Lawyers

12 December 2017

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has appointed Senior Associate Katerina Poulakis to the team, boosting its litigation and dispute resolution credentials.

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congratulations

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Tax & Wealth and Wills & Estates expertise recognised

06 December 2017

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Tax & Wealth and Wills & Estates teams have been recognised by independent survey and review source Doyle’s Guide for their expertise in their respective practice areas.

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VTA

GST collection method for low value transactions passes test

16 November 2017

Those within the customs and international trade industry have been following ongoing narration on the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on low-value transactions (LVT) closely.

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annual Australian International Business Survey

Finance and insurance keep the supply chain circulating

15 November 2017

This article was first published by DCN.

Much of the focus in the supply chain revolves around the physical logistics of moving goods to their final destination and the regulation of that movement.

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Bills of Lading

NSW District Court decision shows the risks in the issue of Bills of Lading

14 November 2017

A decision of the NSW District Court delivered on 16 October 2017 has created massive levels of concern in the freight forwarding industry as it led to an order for significant damages against a freight forwarding company based on bills of lading (BL) which it had issued but were used for purposes other than originally intended.

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free trade agenda

The free trade agenda continues on its spin cycle

13 November 2017

This article was first published by Air Cargo Asia-Pacific Magazine.

To misquote someone, the free trade agenda is a ‘many-splendored thing’.

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The new Trump tariffs – the tip of the trade iceberg

The Trans-Pacific Partnership “re-imagined” no longer a mirage?

13 November 2017

To adapt one of the literary world’s great quotes it would appear that ‘the news of the death of the TPP had been greatly exaggerated.’

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franchising relationship

Greater franchisor and holding company liability comes into effect to protect vulnerable workers

30 October 2017

Franchisors and holding companies will now face much greater accountability for failing to act when a franchisee or subsidiary is found to be breaching the Fair Work Act (FWA).

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Australian Border Force Goods Compliance Update

27 October 2017

This update was first published by CBFCA Australia.

On 12 October 2017, the Australian Border Force (ABF) released the September 2017 edition of the ABF Goods Compliance Update (Update).

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A compliant supply chain is an exporter’s best friend

23 October 2017

This article first published in the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) Exporters Guide 2017 – 2018.

Sadly, the importance of complying with the requirements of the agencies at the border (which govern the export and import of goods) is often last on a long list of considerations of an exporter – if it appears at all.

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freezing orders

Federal Court decision limits the liability of those operating licensed premises

16 October 2017

In February 2017 the AAT handed down its decision in Zaps Transport (Aust) Pty Ltd, Domenic Zappia and John Zappia ats the Comptroller – General of Customs (Zaps Case). Readers are referred to a previous discussion of this case available here.

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GST on LVTs

GST on LVT – the Bill that keeps on giving

12 October 2017

This article was first published by Daily Cargo News.

A previously reported, the Bill to impose GST on low value imported goods (LVTs) has recently passed through our Federal Parliament. However, by no means have all the issues associated with the Bill been resolved with certainty.

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Minister affirms ongoing ABF industry engagement and trade facilitation role

20 July 2017

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (and future Minister for Home Affairs) along with the Acting Commissioner of the ABF used their opening addresses at the DIBP Industry Summit this morning (31 July 2017) to address the ongoing role of the DIBP and ABF in facilitating the legitimate trade in goods and movement of people.

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Netflix tax’

Australia introduces GST on low value imported goods and services: what you need to know

06 July 2017

This article was first published by New Zealand Trade and Enterpriseon 3 July 2017..

Australia is introducing new goods and services tax (GST) legislation relating to ‘low value’ imported goods and services.

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buying goods online from overseas

GST on all imported goods is on its way despite unanswered questions

09 March 2017

This article first published in Air Cargo Asia Pacific magazine: Issue 247, March 2017.

For many years, Australian consumers buying goods online from overseas have not been obliged to pay either customs duty or GST on ‘low value transaction’ (LVT) imports where the value of the consignment being purchased was less than $1,000.

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Must your personal information actually be about you? Court decision defines ‘personal’

08 March 2017

In a recent case involving Telstra, the Full Federal Court has confirmed that personal information must be information about an individual before it will be protected and regulated by the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.

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Not-for-profit organisations

Employee, independent contractor or volunteer? A crucial distinction for Not-for-Profits

07 March 2017

Not-for-profit organisations often have people working for them in a number of different capacities. In addition to employees, there could be independent contractors or volunteers.

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congratulations

A win for regional Victoria: Increase to First Home Owner Grant on its way

03 March 2017

The Victorian Government announced that it intends to increase the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) from $10,000 to $20,000 for new homes built in regional Victoria and valued up to $750,000.

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Customs and trade

Operators of warehouse found liable for amounts equal to duty on stolen cigarettes

02 March 2017

This article was originally published by the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia and the Australian Federation of International Forwarders.

The decision of the AAT in Zaps Transport (Aust) Pty Ltd, Domenic Zappia and John Zappia ats the Comptroller – General of Customs continues the long line of judgments holding those operating licensed warehouse liable for amounts equivalent to customs duty.

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oppressed

Operators of warehouse found liable for amounts equal to duty on stolen cigarettes

02 March 2017

This article was originally published by the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia and Australian Federation of International Forwarders.

The decision of the AAT in Zaps Transport (Aust) Pty Ltd, Domenic Zappia and John Zappia ats the Comptroller – General of Customs continues the long line of judgments holding those operating licensed warehouse liable for amounts equivalent to customs duty.

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wages

Penalty rates for Sunday and public holidays to be cut

24 February 2017

On Thursday 23 February 2017, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) delivered its long awaited decision on penalty rates as part of its four yearly review of modern awards.

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Abandonment of Employment clause ineffective

07 February 2017

A recent decision of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has examined the operation of the Abandonment of Employment clause in the Manufacturing (etc) Award (Bienias v Iplex Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 38).

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TPP

The first 7 days of the Trump administration ‒ revolutionary or a naughty boy?

06 February 2017

This article was written by Rigby Cooke Lawyers Trade and Customs Partner Andrew Hudson, and was originally published by Lloyd’s list Australia on 6 February 2017. For further information, please contact Andrew Hudson

The first week of the Trump administration delivered a number of the outcomes promised during the election campaign and put to rest the theories that the outcomes were only rhetoric.

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Welcome to 2017 – real change or more of the same?

24 January 2017

This article first published in Air Cargo Asia Pacific magazine: Issue 246, January 2017

With the inauguration of the new US President in the rear view mirror and the first run of executive orders signed, sealed and delivered, it is looking likely that we may see a new world order focussed on ‘local interests’.

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Should funeral and burial wishes be binding?

19 January 2017

Should funeral and burial wishes be binding? This is the question the Law Reform Commission considered when they sought submissions from the public and professionals who work in this area.

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Rigby Cooke Lawyers supports Not-for-Profit organisation sleepbus

18 January 2017

Rigby Cooke Lawyers are proud to support sleepbus, a Not-for-Profit organisation dedicated to bringing safe overnight accommodation to people sleeping rough in Australia. The mobile nature of the vehicle allows sleepbus to be available in the areas they are needed most.

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emergency helicopter

High-rise apartment building loses three floors to protect emergency helicopter flight path

22 December 2016

Rigby Cooke Lawyers successfully represents Melbourne Health and the Department of Health and Human Services in VCAT application to reduce height of North Melbourne apartment tower.

Earlier this month, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered a developer to reduce the height of its apartment building to avoid interrupting helicopter access to the Royal Melbourne Hospital helipad.

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congratulations

Global trade market cast in protectionist shadow; Top International Trade Partner joins Rigby Cooke

16 December 2016

Top international trade specialist Andrew Hudson has joined Rigby Cooke Lawyers as a Partner in its fast-growing litigation team.

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loan

Forgiving quarantined Div. 7A loans & UPEs

12 December 2016

Latest news from Rigby Cooke’s tax team. Making sense of the #austax system.

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cloud based platforms

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial Revolution is Coming

12 December 2016

What do you know about Industry 4.0? Are you prepared for how it could affect your business? Everyone’s talking about it – but what does it actually mean? Klugo and Rigby Cooke held a learning luncheon to delve in and discuss Industry 4.0.

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congratulations

Senior trade lawyer makes a move, Lloyd’s List Australia

10 December 2016

New Customs & Trade Partner, Andrew Hudson, speaks with Lloyd’s List Australia about his move to Rigby Cooke Lawyers.

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World Customs Organization

2017 on the horizon and already full of challenge

08 December 2016

This article first published in Air Cargo Asia Pacific magazine: Issue 245, November 2016

As we edge inexorably towards 2017, it is worth considering some of the developments which are already in place for those in the supply chain and which will have an immediate impact from the start of 2017.

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Hiring Overseas Employees?

01 December 2016

Myth: It is only an employee’s responsibility to have the correct visa to work in Australia.

Truth: An employer also has an obligation to check the migration status of an employee.

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contract

Is your standard form contract fair?

14 November 2016

Unfair contract terms provisions to be extended to small businesses on 12 November 2016.

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roadworthy

Are you roadworthy?

14 November 2016

A recent case in the Supreme Court of South Australia has highlighted the consequences for employers who allow their employees to drive unroadworthy vehicles.

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Heavy Vehicle National Law

Heavy Vehicle National Law reform

14 November 2016

The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Bill 2016 was introduced into Queensland parliament on 13 September 2016 and looks to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Utilities Committee for comment by 1 November 2016.

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stamp duty

Additional stamp duty implication for discretionary trusts

10 November 2016

Foreign purchaser additional duty and absentee owner surcharge land tax may apply to Australian discretionary trusts transacting in Victorian residential land where the discretionary trust has potential foreign beneficiaries.

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deceased estate

Everything old is new again – protecting your Will or Estate rights

10 November 2016

From 1 January 2015, Part IV of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 was amended to change the class of individuals who could make a claim for further provision against a deceased estate.

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Charitable giving

Charitable giving – are you getting the most from your donation?

10 November 2016

If you had said the word ’philanthropy‘ 20 years ago, most people would have looked at you with a quizzical look. Today this word has become as common as the word ’footy’.

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Foreigners with assets

Foreigners with assets in Victoria – what happens when they pass away?

10 November 2016

An area that is typically challenging in the Wills & Estates space is where a person residing overseas or interstate dies leaving assets in Victoria.

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off-the-plan

Can you on-sell your off-the-plan purchase before your own settlement?

21 October 2016

NSW case challenges contract restrictions.

In a recent New South Wales case of Fuentes v Bondi Beachside Pty Ltd, Fuentes purchased a unit ‘off the plan’.

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trade mark registration

Is your brand protected?

06 October 2016

IP Australia fee changes looming – Renew your existing trade mark registration now to save.

IP Australia has announced a change to its fee structure. You can find out more here.

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customers on credit

Getting the terms of trade right: lessons for traders

09 September 2016

Many of our clients trade with customers on credit. When doing so, there is a risk that customers might be unable to pay.

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Back to Basics – Four legal considerations for hospitality businesses

07 September 2016

Rigby Cooke Lawyers are often approached by clients who have been pressured into entering into a contract or a lease for a hospitality premises without having the opportunity to undertake proper due diligence.

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retail leases

Retail Leases Act – Reminder expiry clauses

05 September 2016

This is a timely reminder for both landlords and tenants of retail leases that pursuant to the legislation (Retail Leases Act 2003 Vic),

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confidentiality

Employees leaving – IT forensic accountant and confidentiality

05 September 2016

Prudent business owners will go to great lengths to protect their intellectual property and confidential information from their employees and competitors.

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terms

To agree or not to agree

05 September 2016

One of the golden rules when entering into an agreement is to ensure that all the terms are recorded in writing and signed by the relevant parties. As the old saying goes, a verbal agreement is as good as the paper it is written on.

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Caught in the act: adultery website falls short on privacy

05 September 2016

Ashley Madison breached a number of its obligations under Australian privacy law in the months leading up to a cyber-attack on its customer database in July 2015, a joint report by the Canadian and Australian privacy commissioners found recently.

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Partitioning land and bare trusts

31 August 2016

Co-owners of land or parcels of land often wish to exchange ownership interests to become sole owners of specific land or specific parcels of land.

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Notice of termination and leave – can they run concurrently?

31 August 2016

There is a range of scenarios in which the interaction between notice of termination and leave can arise and, unhelpfully for employers, neither the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) nor the Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic) (LSL Act) specifically address these issues.

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Modern award changes in Transport & Logistics

29 August 2016

Cashing out annual leave, excessive annual leave and annual leave in advance.

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reviewed annual leave in modern awards and there have been changes to the annual leave provisions to the transport industry modern awards to1 :

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Chemist Warehouse loses appeal

Battle of the ‘big yellow box’: Chemist Warehouse loses appeal

19 August 2016

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Chemist Warehouse, who argued that its competitor Direct Chemist Outlet (DCO) had adopted a get-up and colour scheme on their pharmacy storefronts which was likely to mislead or deceive consumers into believing that the two businesses were associated.

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oppressed

Battle of the ‘big yellow box’: Chemist Warehouse loses appeal

19 August 2016

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Chemist Warehouse, who argued that its competitor Direct Chemist Outlet (DCO) had adopted a get-up and colour scheme on their pharmacy storefronts which was likely to mislead or deceive consumers into believing that the two businesses were associated.

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Award rates

Caravan park owners: know your Awards

29 July 2016

Avoid underpayment claims: This year’s award wage increases explained

Award rates and the national minimum wage increased by 2.4% from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016. Award allowances were also increased.

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Victorian Manufacturers breakfast

Insights from the Victorian Manufacturers breakfast

22 July 2016

We are pleased to have co-hosted our first Victorian Manufacturers breakfast with Klugo.

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Atkins Freight Services

Trucking company ordered to pay

15 July 2016

In a sobering lesson for trucking companies, the Industrial Relations Court of South Australia has ordered Atkins Freight Services Pty Ltd (Atkins Freight), an Adelaide transport company, to pay penalties of $93,000 and back-pay more than $374,000 to 10 truck drivers.

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10 Tips

New Financial Year, New Will: 10 Tips to Make Sure it’s Valid

12 July 2016

As a new financial year ticks over, financial and strategic planning is common practice for businesses, but one overlooked and yet highly important action to take is the review of your personal Will and estate planning.

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2016 Annual Wage Review Decision

Preparing for 1 July – Wages and Remuneration

22 June 2016

On 31 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission handed down its 2016 Annual Wage Review Decision.

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Foreign property transactions

Foreign property transactions to be hit with additional expenses

19 June 2016

A number of recent changes affecting foreign purchasers of property in Victoria have either come into, or are soon to come into effect. These changes are already impacting on the sale of property.

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Expert

Getting it right: the importance of bulletproof expert evidence

15 June 2016

A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is a timely reminder for experts, lawyers and their clients of the importance of ‘getting it right’ with expert reports in order to best assist Courts and Tribunals to make proper determinations of disputes.

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Copyright ownership for software

Copyright ownership for software developers – who really owns the code?

15 June 2016

Many businesses are familiar with engaging a software developer to create a product or application, however the devil is in the detail when it comes to ownership of the end product.

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freezing order

To freeze or not to freeze: hopping all the way to the High Court

15 June 2016

Recently in Pt Bayan Resources TBK v BCBC Singapore Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 36, the High Court of Australia held that the Supreme Court of Western Australia has the inherent power to issue a freezing order relating to a pending judgment in a foreign court, which would be registrable in Australia pursuant to the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth).

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Succession Planning

Kids behaving Badly – Business Succession Planning

15 June 2016

The value of formalising business owners’ arrangements
Shareholders’ and unitholders’ agreements are increasingly being implemented for companies or trusts that involve two or more arms’ length parties. There are very good reasons for this trend: such agreements help to guide decision making, establish governance procedures and stipulate mechanisms to resolve deadlocks.

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homemade Wills

Hazards of Homemade Wills

15 June 2016

In some cases, homemade Wills can cost the deceased’s estate considerable expense. We share with you just how defective a homemade Will can be and how risky it is for appointed executors to try to obtain probate of a homemade Will without legal assistance.

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Superannuation

2016-17 Federal Budget: Focus on Superannuation

15 June 2016

For super fund members there were a plethora of changes in May’s Budget announcement. Most changes apply from 1 July 2017 apart from the lifetime cap on non-concessional contributions of $500,000, which applies from Budget night (3 May 2016) and counts non-concessional contributions from 1 July 2007.

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stamp duty

Good stamp duty news for foreign hotel buyers

10 June 2016

As you may be aware, there is a Bill (State Taxation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016) before the Victorian Parliament that will upon becoming law, have the effect of increasing the stamp duty surcharge on the acquisition by foreign purchasers of residential property in Victoria to 7%.

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Managing trust deed amendments

07 June 2016

This paper was presented to The Tax Institute, Western Australian Division, 29 April 2016

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Privacy Awareness Week

Obtaining patient consent to the collection of health information

17 May 2016

If you are a health service provider, all personal information that you collect about an individual to provide, or in providing a health service to that individual is classified as health information for the purposes of the Privacy Act.

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data breach

Are you ready to report a data breach?

17 May 2016

The effects of a privacy breach can extend beyond fines and apologies: the damage to a business’ reputation and goodwill can be costly and it may take years to rebuild.

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personal information

Transferring personal information offshore – how Australian businesses can minimise the risk

16 May 2016

Can Australian businesses send information overseas?

If your business discloses personal information to an overseas recipient, it may be accountable for any actions of the overseas recipient that would breach the APPs. This leaves your business with a significant exposure – your business could be found liable based solely on the actions of the overseas recipient.

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Capital Gains Tax

New foreign resident capital gains withholding payments regime

09 May 2016

Quick facts:

  • From 1 July 2016, any purchaser who acquires an Australian property with value of $2 million or more from a foreign resident vendor will be required to withhold and pay 10% of the purchase price to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
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Franchisor liable to franchisee for allowing incursions into territory

08 May 2016

Spanline Weatherstrong Building Systems Pty Ltd, a franchisor engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling home extensions (eg patios, roof awnings, covered verandas, and carports) gave permission to one of its franchisees (Marmax Investments Pty Ltd) to conduct business within the territory of another franchisee (RPR Maintenance Pty Ltd).

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budget

Federal Budget tax alert 2016-2017

03 May 2016

The Federal Treasurer handed down his first Budget (the government’s third) at 7.30 pm on 3 May 2016.

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Cooling Off Rights

PROPERTY ALERT >> Buyer Beware of Cooling Off Rights

28 April 2016

If you are considering buying a property, it’s important to be aware of the correct procedures for cancelling the contract if that should become necessary. A new Supreme Court ruling that saw a purchaser forfeit their deposit and pay damages sets a new precedent that all agents and buyers should follow.

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Road Safety

BREAKING NEWS: Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Abolished

19 April 2016

In breaking news, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) was abolished by Parliament last night.

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Litigation Specialist

Insolvency and Litigation Specialist joins Rigby Cooke Lawyers

18 April 2016

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has continued its expansion program recruiting new partner Demian Walton to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Executive Chairman, Bill Karvela says,

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Will in Australia

Do I need a Will in Australia?

11 April 2016

I own property in Australia, what do I need to do to protect my interests?

If you have recently purchased property in Australia, then it is imperative that you protect your new asset. The first thing most people do is take out insurance to protect against fire, theft and damage but what most people forget to do is protect their assets against government intervention during times of incapacity or on death.

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volunteer-run group

Proud to assist vital community group, Scleroderma Victoria

11 April 2016

Scleroderma Victoria is a small volunteer-run group which provides support, information and advocacy for those living with scleroderma and their families. The organisation received portable oxygen concentrators (medical equipment) as part of a bequest, and started to loan these to terminally ill members who have lung complications due to scleroderma.

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cgt

CGT event time and options

04 April 2016

In structuring 30 June transactions it is often desirable to sign a contract before 30 June, but defer payment of capital gains tax (CGT) or the CGT event until a subsequent income year; particularly where settlement is deferred to a subsequent income year so there are no sale proceeds for the vendor to pay the tax or it is desired to set-off losses in the subsequent income year.

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franchising relationship

Good faith in the franchising relationship

16 March 2016

Key points

  • Parties to a franchise agreement should always act honestly in exercising powers and performing obligations under the agreement and the Franchising Code of Conduct
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Security of Payment

Is the Security of Payment Act truly a ‘pay now, argue later’ regime?

16 March 2016

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (the Act) has revolutionised dispute resolution processes in the civil, construction and engineering industries.

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freezing orders

Freezing Orders

16 March 2016

From time to time, where a party becomes aware that there is a risk that assets of another party to a dispute may be disposed of, it is necessary to apply to the Court for a freezing order.

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B doubles

Trucking mad!

16 March 2016

Rigby Cooke recently acted for a client that had entered into a sub-lease with a global transport and logistics provider. The site was to be used as a depot for our client’s business, which relies heavily on the use of B-Doubles.

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Chain of Responsibility

Traffic woes: How the M5 tunnel helped shape Chain of Responsibility laws

16 March 2016

Rigby Cooke recently acted for a client in a NSW Supreme Court case which clearly defined the Chain of Responsibility laws that relate to consignors and loaders of goods.

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Intervention Orders

Intervention Orders 101

09 March 2016

From time to time clients of ours find themselves in the position where they need to seek an intervention order (known in some states as an Apprehended Violence Order or ‘AVO’), usually in cases where they have been threatened by another party.

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oppressed

Am I being oppressed?

09 March 2016

The avid readers of InDispute may recall that each year our commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team act in numerous shareholder dispute matters.  These past 12 months have been no exception.

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subpoena

Responding and complying with a subpoena to produce documents to Court

09 March 2016

If you were served with a subpoena to produce documents to Court, would you know what to do and how to respond to it?

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oppressed

Pharmacy Location Rules considered by the Full Federal Court

29 February 2016

On 3 February 2016 the Full Federal Court handed down its decision in Assarapin v. Australian Community Pharmacy Authority. 1

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freezing orders

Record Fines issued for breaches of Chain of Responsibility Laws – the reality of COR is sinking in

26 February 2016

Scott’s Transport has been issued with what appear to be the most severe penalties for breaches of Chain of Responsibility laws in Australia to date.

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poorly executed performance improvement plans

Your Employment is Terminated

26 February 2016

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW1 has provided a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring the existence and currency of employment contracts.

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Pharmacy Location

Assarapin v Australian Community Pharmacy Authority

26 February 2016

Key Points

  • The purpose of the Pharmacy Location Rules is to reduce the cost to the Commonwealth of administering the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, not to protect individual pharmacies’ geographic markets.
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deeds of indemnity

Do your deeds of indemnity for officers and directors require review?

29 January 2016

  • A recent court decision highlights the need for companies to review deeds of indemnity given to the company’s directors
  • The decision illustrates the importance for officers and employees of having effective and extensive directors and officers insurance from the outset
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Safe Harbour ruling

What is the European Court of Justice Safe Harbour ruling?

11 October 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a 15-year-old agreement allowing companies to transfer personal information from servers within the European Union to servers in the United States is invalid.

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Offshore income

Project DO IT (disclosure of unreported offshore income): update on ATO activity

01 December 2014

Disclosure statistics released

  • The ATO has announced that, at 30 June 2014, there had been 166 disclosures, 250 expressions of interest (where taxpayers have identified themselves and said they will be making a disclosure) and more than 600 general enquiries in relation to Project DO IT.
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Rigby Cooke Lawyers is on the move

14 March 2014

One of Australia’s oldest law firms, Rigby Cooke Lawyers is on the move.

The full service commercial law firm, which can trace its heritage back to 1848 and has included partners such as former Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Holt, is moving to state of the art offices over 2 floors in Melbourne Central Tower at 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

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Security of Payment Update – June 2013

30 June 2013

Service by Email – Effective?

Construction contracts can permit the service of notices by email, however, determining the time at which the email is deemed to have been served or received is problematic and may have implications in the event that a matter proceeds to adjudication.

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