Archive for the 'Trade Law' Category

18 November 2014

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

On 17 November 2014, the Australian Government entered into a Declaration of Intent with the Chinese Government in relation to a “free trade agreement”. The Declaration of Intent marks the conclusion of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations and lays the foundation for a watershed economic relationship between the two countries. Changes under the China-Australia […]

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23 October 2012

Is Your Business Above The Benchmark?

Business Benchmarking Many small business owners may not be aware of a tool used by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) known as benchmarking. Benchmarking involves developing financial ratios from historical tax return information. The ratios can be used by businesses and the ATO to compare a business’ performance to the rest of their industry. If […]

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17 May 2012

Business Legislation Update 2012

I recently was invited to the Sunshine Coast Business Expo as a speaker across the two days of this yearly event. One of the presentations I gave was a Business Legislation Update for the year ahead in 2012. I have uploaded a Power Point presentation for you to read through which contains these topics including: […]

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23 March 2012

Warranties against Defects

I was recently asked to speak for the Australian Institute of Company Directors to provide a business legislation update for 2012, for the Sunshine Coast chapter. One of the topics that I discussed was the amendments to the Australian Consumer Law. From 1 January 2012 if you are in business and choose is to provide […]

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15 August 2011

Related Party Transactions

I had a meeting with a client last week that highlighted to me the importance of understanding your obligations when dealing with related parties of your company. This client was experiencing some significant financial difficulty and thought that the assets the client wished to protect from the company at risk of going into liquidation, were […]

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