With emojis now an inseparable part of modern communication, it was inevitable that they would be used by a person in the course of contractual negotiations. As recently found by an Israeli court, the use of certain emojis could, in context, evidence intention to enter into contractual relations, as a consequence of which a prospective […]
Foreign corporation ordered to pay penalty of $3 million for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law
As a result of an action commenced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Federal Court of Australia recently ordered Valve Corporation (Valve), a foreign corporation, to pay a pecuniary penalty of AUD$3 million for breaching the Australian Consumer Law in the course of conducting its online business. Valve ran an online games software […]
National Franchising Convention 2016 – musings from the Capital (including Civic Video Pty Ltd –v- Paterson)
I had the pleasure of attending and also presenting at the Franchise Council of Australia’s National Franchise Convention 2016 in Canberra a few weeks ago. Excellent keynote speakers There were some excellent and inspiring keynote speakers such as Alex Malley, the CEO of CPA Australia and author of The Naked Ceo book and website www.thenakedceo.com, […]
It was a truly momentous occasion when 18 year old Lachlan Smart landed his aircraft at the Sunshine Coast Airport on Saturday morning, 27 August 2016. Lachie became the youngest person to ever complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft. He departed the same airport on the Sunshine Coast on 4 July […]
We first wrote about Lachlan Smart’s bid almost one year ago. Since then he has gained media interest from most Australian television channels and new media, the latest from ABC.