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As a Not for Profit or School – Do We or Don’t We opt in?

The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) became law on 1 July 2018. It establishes a system of redress for survivors of past institutional child sexual abuse and applies now to all States and Territories. The Scheme is designed to provide a simple and streamlined alternative to taking civil [...]

Are Binding Financial Agreements Really Legally Binding?

While Binding Financial Agreements (BFA’s) are a popular way of providing certainty in the financial outcomes for people married or in de-facto relationships, they are notoriously technical and highly litigated, so this article examines whether you can be confident whether a BFA is applicable to your situation. […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Family Law, Topical Issues|0 Comments

Vital Considerations when Employing a Senior Executive

At some point you will want to employ a senior person who can bring significant skills to the table. You might be concerned that your usual employment agreement will not be sufficient, and you are probably right. […]

By | November 18th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

What Authority Does the Board Really Delegate?

Whilst recently travelling through the Champagne region in France, I was struck by the magnitude and success of just one of those businesses with the extraordinary story of Madame Pommery in the mid 1800’s who took over a fledgling champagne business after her husband (who founded it) died.   Madame Pommery as the sole owner, went on to build a vast empire exporting her Pommery champagne all over the world. […]

By | November 16th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Governance and the Russian Athletics Drug Scandal

We seem to be constantly hearing stories about national and international sporting bodies under fire after allegations of cheating or corruption. […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

AGM Ready

In this article Bruce Havilah outlines a checklist of the specifics that your committee (or board) might want to consider when it comes to your organisation’s succession in electing new office holders. […]

By | October 19th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Copyright – The Basics

Copyright protection automatically arises from the time the work is created and continues to operate for 70 years after the death of the creator. Material that can be protected by copyright is protected as soon as it is created. This provides the Copyright owner with exclusive rights over the material they have created/produced.. […]

By | October 19th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

Summary Judgment – Availability and Use

This article discusses the availability and utility of the summary judgment procedure in civil litigation. […]

By | October 13th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

The Legalities of Leaving your Tattoos to Loved Ones in your Will

Tattoos: They Really Are Permanent Recently the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art has announced that, for a small fee they will preserve your body ink after you die, serving it up as a memento for your nearest and dearest by preserving your tattoed skin in a frame. […]

By | October 13th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments

2015 RSL President’s Breakfast with Guest Speaker James McMahon DSC, DCM

We are once again proud to be supporting the Returned and Services League Annual President’s Breakfast. […]

By | September 7th, 2015|Topical Issues|0 Comments