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Executive and Non-Executive Directors

As a commercial lawyer often dealing with company directors and advising them on their roles and responsibilities, from time to time I get asked the question: What is the difference between Executive and Non-Executive Directors?  You would think that as the main piece of legislation governing directors and companies in Australia that the Corporations Act […]
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Personal Property Securities Register

How to secure your position when selling goods on credit terms

Many business owners do not realise that when they supply goods or services to customers and provide a timeframe for payment of those goods or services (for example 30 days) – they are actually offering credit. Like any business offering credit it is important to secure your position as best you can and one excellent […]
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Defamation and social media

There is currently a case before the Supreme Court of New South Wales that could have significant ramifications for media outlets and basically any entity who is involved in using social media platforms to disseminate content to the public, including marketing firms. The case involves the Plaintiff, Mr Dylan Voller, bringing defamation proceedings against three […]
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Hewlett-Packard Australia to compensate printer customers

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is the body in Australia that is responsible for ensuring that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws – in particular the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Earlier this month the ACCC were successful in an action against Hewlett-Packard Australia (HP). HP […]
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