Air-conditioning in a leased premises: what you need to know

  Air-conditioning can be crucial for a business and its office. If you leased premises or are about to lease premises, it is important to make sure that you understand your rights and obligations with respect to air-conditioning. Your rights and obligations are specified under your lease. In a recent Victorian case, it was held

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Common separation mistakes and how to avoid them

  Separation is never easy. In any family law matter confidentiality and privacy are important, no-one wants other people knowing about the most intimate details of their relationships, especially their breakups. With emotions and tensions running high, private information suddenly can become available for friends and family and, in the worst case, the media. While

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Cyber Security: What you need to know

  There has been a lot of media coverage recently about the privacy of individual’s information and whether it can be shared with others. Business owners obtain personal information from a variety of sources and should already be familiar with the Australian Privacy Principles. As a result of amendments to the Privacy Act which came into

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Small Businesses – Unfair Terms in Standard Form Contracts

  Big change for small business- Do your standard form business contracts contain unfair terms? From 12 November 2016 the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be scrutinising standard form contracts involving small businesses (being a business employing less than 20 people as determined on a headcount basis). New legislation means small business contracts

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