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IP Australia Embraces Madrid Goods and Services List

Trademarks are known as cornerstones for brand recognition and protection. Trademarks not only signify the identity of a product or service but also safeguard it against unauthorised use or imitation.…

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What are the new laws governing strata in Queensland?

Body corporate properties are made up of individually owned lots or units and common property such townhouses, units, duplexes, or even freestanding houses on a common ground. Owners of a…

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Understanding Transfer Duty and Trusts in Queensland

Navigating the legalities and financial implications of trusts can be a complicated and complex process. When done incorrectly, the consequences can be severe. Transfer duty is an area where many…

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What are the risks in buying off the plan?

When you are buying a property off the plan, it means the property is yet to be created. This means the land may still need some works carried out to…

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Closing Loopholes Laws – Employment Law

The Australian Government is making some changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) in an attempt to close a number of loopholes. These have, or will, come…

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Director Duties for Companies Limited by Guarantee of Members

Charities and not-for-profit entities often utilise the structure of a company limited by guarantee of members. This type of structure allows a charity or not-for-profit to function like a company…

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Selling my business – how do I value it?

As business lawyers, we are always involved in the process to value a business when a client wants to sell or merge with another business. The age-old question is what…

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ACNC’s Firm Hand – Cracking Down on Charity Compliance in 2024-2025

In the realm of charity governance and regulation, staying compliant with the law is paramount. With the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) taking a firm stance on ensuring transparency,…

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Ensuring Compliance – Why the QBCC is upping the ante

In the world of construction and building, compliance is paramount. It ensures safety, quality, and fair practices within the industry. However, ensuring compliance isn't always straightforward, and failure to do…

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Anxiety & Depression valid reasons for Flexible Work Arrangements

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has the power to arbitrate over flexible work arrangements (FWA) if employers and employees cannot agree. In the decision of Quirke v BSR Australia Ltd…

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Increase in FIRB approval fees

On Sunday 10 December 2023, the Treasurer announced changes to foreign investment fees in order to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework and to further encourage foreign nationals to buy new…

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Co-existence agreement in trade mark law. What is in a name? Ask the Tassie Devils

The buzz around the announcement of the 19th team in the AFL has certainly been met with a lot of excitement. Tasmania and I think all of Australia who have…

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