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ACCC Inquiry into the Agricultural Machinery Market

In recent years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken a specific interest in fair practices in the agricultural supply chain. Following extensive stakeholder consultation, in February the ACCC released a discussion paper titled...

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New Rules for Retail and Commercial Leases in NSW

In early April, the federal government adopted a Mandatory Code of Conduct relating to commercial leases. NSW is the first State or Territory to enact legislation to give effect to the Code through the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020...

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Changes to Federal Court Procedures

The Federal Court of Australia have implemented various changes to their procedures in response to COVID-19. Several material changes were outlined in a Special Measures Information Note titled 'Special Measures in Response to COVID-19' (SMIN-1), released by the...

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Optimism for Agriculture Industry

There is great concern surrounding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in almost all sectors of the economy, however Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has expressed confidence in the agriculture industry. The Minister has described agriculture as one of the few...

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Employment Rights and Responsibilities in Light of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted almost every business in some way. Employers and employees have both rights and responsibilities during this challenging time. There are differing entitlements for taking unpaid/paid leave or not attending work for employees who are at risk, who...

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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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