Bringing robo-debts before the law: why it’s time to right a legal wrong

The Government’s robo-debt scheme is still operating without legal foundation and it’s time we took a stand, argues former AAT Member, PROFESSOR TERRY CARNEY.    

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Risky business: super case heats up climate debate

ILONA MILLAR & SHARONA COUTTS examine how regulators, corporations and individuals are starting to see climate change as a matter of financial risk management.

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Accounting for the ‘wholesale plundering’ of a business

High Court confirms knowing participant in a breach of fiduciary duty is liable to account for any benefit gained as a result. By KATE BOYD.

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Shifting goalposts in Australia’s skilled migration program

On April 2017, the Government announced a major skilled migration reform implementation process that would start immediately and conclude in March 2018 when the subclass…

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Honesty is the best (way to make sure you are covered under the) policy

Honesty is always the best policy. If a claim arises from a lack of honesty, professional indemnity insurance cover may be in jeopardy. By MALCOLM…

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Anti-competitive IP transactions under the spotlight

The ACCC has issued new guidelines setting out how it will approach anti-competitive IP transactions following amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act.  By CYNTHIA…

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The limits of the privilege against self-incrimination

What information-gathering powers do regulators like the ATO possess? What rights do clients have when questioned by regulators? JOHN FLEMING discusses the limits of the…

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We are all publishers now: ignoring online comments no longer an option

Voller judgment makes it clear that businesses can no longer afford to ignore online comments. By ANGUS MACINNIS

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At fault, not at fault, and no-fault liability under the MAI Act

In part five of our series, we take a closer look at some of the liability issues that arise in claims for statutory benefits, specifically…

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Expert reports and evidence – the dangers of non-compliance

Two recent decisions highlight the problems that can occur in expert reports or evidence and the attendant risks. By JENNIFER O’BRIEN

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Why your initial choice of entity is so important

As your initial choice of entity has long-term consequences, it’s important to give it careful consideration. By JIM MAIN

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Practical tips for dealing with knowledge and approval of a will

A fundamental requirement for a valid will is that the testator knew and approved its contents. This is part of establishing the testator had the…

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Rights of injured workers expanded: knee replacements no longer subject to time limits

The Workers Compensation Commission ruled a knee replacement is an ‘artificial aid’ for the purposes of the exceptions within s 59A of the Workers Compensation…

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