Last week’s High Court decision in Burns v Corbett (2018) HCA 15 is likely to have far-reaching consequences for disputes in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) where one party resides outside of Victoria.
High Court of Australia rules that VCAT cannot hear disputes where a party is not a resident of Victoria
In September 2017, the Queensland government passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act. Comparable legislation has been passed in South Australia (commencing 1 March 2018) and is before parliament in Victoria (yet to be passed) which is similar but not identical. The Act covers all operations within Queensland, including labour hire providers and hosts who may be based interstate or overseas but have business in Queensland.
Intellectual property (IP) refers to rights which exist over business assets – it could be a brand, logo, design or product invention.
Hall & Wilcox is pleased to have three partners named finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 2018 Partner of the Year award.
SMSF investing in cryptocurrencies
The ATO has released an online publication in relation to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) investing in cryptocurrencies.
Last week, it was reported that Myer has engaged leading insolvency specialist Mark Korda of KordaMentha to help its chairman negotiate with landlords.
When dealing with government policies, guidelines and contracts, one is often faced with the question of the nature of these policies, directions and contracts. For instance, do the codes and guidelines issued by different departments of the Government of India or the contracts entered into by public bodies fall in the realm of public law and therefore enforceable by judicial intervention or are they simply executive instructions subject to deviations? Are they statutory in nature or simply advisory?
While digital currencies in recent months have experienced more ups and downs than a fiddler’s elbow, AUSTRAC has powered ahead in bringing in its new regulations for digital currency exchange (DCE) providers (see our previous article).
The Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (Act) imposes obligations on registrable corporations to comply with requirements to provide information to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).