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Rise of the Phoenix Company

New research by Veda Advantage shows a significant rise in the number of “phoenix companies” incorporated in the wake of the global financial crisis. “Phoenix companies’” are businesses which are formed from a failed company. Often directors transfer assets of an indebted company into a new company of which they are also directors. These directors […]

Personal Property Securities Reform

The Personal Property Securities (PPS) Reform is one of the most significant regulatory changes affecting business this year. It changes the way people take security over assets other than land and protect and enforce the security. PPS Reform bring the different Commonwealth, State and Territory laws and registers under one Commonwealth system. There will be […]

More accolades for our clients

Congratulations to Josh Ball and his team for taking out Australian’s Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence 2009 Savour Australia in the category of best ‘Cafe Restaurant in Australia’.

Who’s shaping creative Sydney?

One of our clients has been recognised for its contribution to the creative landscape of Sydney-town. CREATIVE SYDNEY, a website  ‘celebrating the wealth and diversity of Sydney’, has honoured Zac and Zolton Zavos in its Creative Catalysts list – “100 inspirational and innovative Sydneysiders who have made a unique contribution to the city’s creative culture.” […]

Privacy Law Reform

The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked by the Federal Government to review the current privacy law. In 2000, the federal Privacy Act 1988 was extended to apply to the private sector. From this time, privacy statements and p olicies appeared on websites and banks often cited ‘privacy law’ as reasons not to provide you […]

Criminalising cartel conduct

The federal government has moved closer to criminalising cartel conduct with the release on 11 January 2008 of the draft legislation. This reform is a product of the 2003 Dawson’s review of the Trade Practices Act in 2003 which also led to an overhaul of the financial penalties. Until then, penalties were sometimes substantially less than the […]

What does the law say about Bill Henson’s images?

I thought the Bill Henson ‘art v pornography’ debate was a good case study for putting aside the personal opinion and looking at the law behind the issue. The issue arose when a Sydney gallery exhibited a series of photographic works by Mr Henson featuring pubescent children. Objectors denounced the exhibition claiming that the works were “child […]