Unfair contract terms and small businesses

From 12 November 2016, new laws will allow unfair contract terms in some small business contracts to be declared invalid.  This will give small businesses a remedy when unfair terms are enforced against them. The new laws cover standard form small business contracts entered into or renewed from 12 November 2016.  Unfair contract terms in such contracts may be.. read more →

Data breach mandatory reporting is coming

The Federal Government hopes to pass the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill (Bill) by the end of the year.  If passed, the Bill will amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) to introduce a mandatory data breach notification scheme (Scheme). The proposed change At the moment, entities subject to the Privacy Act have to take reasonable.. read more →

Incorporated association law changes

Changes to incorporated association law have recently come into force in Western Australia. An incorporated association is a popular way of setting up a sports club, charity or social group in Western Australia.  They can usually be identified by the use of “Incorporated” or “Inc” in their name. Some 17,000 of these now exist.  They range in size.. read more →

PPSR: But we own that …

Are you in the business of hiring or leasing goods to customers? If hiring or leasing goods to customers is a part of your business, then it is of paramount importance that you take steps to ensure that your interest in those goods is properly secured. This includes seeking appropriate professional advice so that you.. read more →