Yearly Archives: 2010

Seven former James Hardie directors today won appeals to overturn bans and fines applied in April 2009.

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As we told you in our Alert of 18 June 2010, Australia has recently adopted a Government funded paid parental leave scheme (GPPL) which will provide up to 18 weeks’ payment (to a total amount of $10,258.20) to parents of children born or adopted after 1 January 2011.

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In our December 2010 Clubs Legal Update, our property development article series kicks off and we discuss what to look out for with regard to Club catering contracts. Download our PDF now to find out more.

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Chairman of SafeWork Australia, Tom Phillips, has announced the commencement of the public comment period on the draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and priority model Codes of Practice.

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Firstfolio Limited has completed the acquisition of one of Australia’s fastest growing mortgage lending businesses, Club Financial Services Group.

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Improving the integrity of public ancillary funds Local Health Networks start to take shape Tax Alert puts retirement village operators on notice Legislation update

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In the recent case of Casey Grammar School v Independent Education Union of Australia [2010] FWA 8218 (25 October 2010), Fair Work Australia (FWA) determined that it is lawful for a salary sacrifice arrangement to reduce an employee’s pay to a level below the award minimum rate.

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Thomsons Lawyers is playing a key role in the proposed privatisation of Challenger Investment Limited’s Challenger Wine Trust (CWT).

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In our November 2010 Clubs Legal Update, we discuss new annual reporting requirements, the David Jones case and contractual disputes. Download PDF to find out more.

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As of January, 2011 new mandatory reporting requirements will apply to suppliers of consumer goods and product related services under the Trade Practices Amendment (Australia Consumer Law) Act (No.2) 2010. This article reviews what businesses must do to comply with the new requirements.

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