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Women and Torts Law

In-House Memorandum ~ Women and Torts Law Broadly speaking, a tort is a form of injury or wrong. Its meaning stems from the Old French word ‘tort’ meaning a ‘wrong’, ‘injustice’ or ‘crime’[1]. In common law systems, a tort is […]

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Future of Law

In-House Memorandum ~ Future of Law   Law is often seen as an old warhorse. Its wigs, gowns, heritage buildings, bowing and courtesies can give the impression that the law is an expensive, old-fashioned and archaic procedure. Other stereotypes see […]

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGULATION

RMIT University recently selected Leonie Kelleher’s PhD to highlight some of its important recent research. Listen out for ABC Radio’s Speak Out program Sunday 9:30pm in coming weeks. Dr Kelleher’s PhD findings were also the subject of a Koori Mail […]

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IS TOWN PLANNING FEELING THE HEAT?

In-House Memo (Factual Information) Stranded on Heat Island?   As Victoria experiences record high and heatwave temperatures, we are all feeling a bit hot under the collar. But have you considered how town planning in your area may be affecting […]

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DEADLINE: PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SECURITY REGISTRATION

In-House Memo (Factual Information) DEADLINE – Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)   The transitional deadline for registration of transitional security interests (TSIs) is fast approaching. Register before the end of 31 January 2014.   The PPSR commenced on 30 January […]

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CAN THE SPAM!

In-House Memo (Factual Information) In 2012, McDonald’s fell foul of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). Although the Act’s provisions can be difficult to interpret, business communication alone is not SPAM.   The Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (‘the Act’) regulates what […]

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ARE YOUR FIXTURES FLOATING AWAY?

In-House Memo (Factual Information) Can a fixture float?   Like the Abbot of Aberbrothok, in Robert Southey’s poem[1], whose warning bell was cut from the Inchcape Rock, floating aids and maritime guides play an important role in safety at sea. […]

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Defining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – owned businesses

Aboriginal Business instead of collecting to urgently needed statistics that most western democracies have collected for decades, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has finally produced a paper – it examines what ‘Aboriginal’ means. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for […]

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Global Oceans and the High Seas

Management of global oceans and the high seas constitutes a significant and developing area of environmental concern. Global oceans make up half of the world’s surface. They represent an abundant and large resource for sea-bed mining, fish-stocks, biodiversity and energy. […]

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Planning For Social Impacts

With the introduction of Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Act 2013 (No.3 of 2013) (‘the P&E Amendment’), which commenced 28 October 2013, uncertainty as to whether “significant social effects and economic effects” must be considered in planning permit applications has […]

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