Renew your Registrations on the PPSR

The Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) is a single electronic platform where security interests in assets can be registered and searched. The default registration period for a registered security interest is 7 years. The PPSR was introduced in January 2012,...

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The FWC Rules on Constructive Dismissals

The Fair Work Commission (‘the FWC’) have determined that an employee was unfairly dismissed within the meaning of the Fair Work Act (‘the Act’) even though the employee resigned. The case, Sathananthan v BT Financial Group Pty Limited [2019] FWC 5583, involved a...

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Court Finds Phone Use Whilst Horse Riding Unlawful

A recent case in the Mudgee Local Court has confirmed that it is a breach of the road rules to use a mobile phone whilst riding a horse. A local man was stopped by police because he was riding the horse with a phone held to his ear. The Magistrate made clear that a...

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How to Lawfully Terminate a Contract

There are various reasons why a contract may be terminated, for example where an essential term is breached, the contract expires, a party repudiates or exercises an explicit right to terminate provided in the contract. However, a party must only terminate a contract...

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Laws on Use of Weighbridges

Weighbridges are used to determine the mass of a vehicle and weigh goods such as agricultural products or landscape materials over 3 tonnes. According to the National Measurement Institute (NMI) a weighbridge is used for trade when it is used, or made available for...

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Register Your Security on Time

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“the PPS Act”) creates a framework for companies and individuals to secure debts and obligations, by way of registration on the Personal Property Security Register (“PPSR”). The PPSR is a single searchable register on which...

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Growing Demands for Sustainable Farming

Agriculture industry experts are predicting sustainable environmental management and animal welfare to become increasingly important considerations for farmers over the next decade. Around the world governments are imposing greater sustainability expectations, however...

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Importance of Record Keeping to Defend Underpayment Claims

The Federal Court has demonstrated the significant impact of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (‘the Act’), implemented to address widespread underpayment.  In Ghimire v Karriview Management Pty Ltd (No 2) (2019) FCA 1627, two former...

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New Dairy Industry Code of Conduct

The Dairy Industry Code of Conduct (‘the Code’) came into effect on the 1st of January 2020. It is a mandatory industry code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, intended to create greater transparency and certainty in the dairy industry. The Code...

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