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So, you have an idea, invention, design or concept that you’ve registered under Intellectual Property Rights, but now you’re not sure how to cash in on that idea? Read on to discover just how easy it is… What is Intellectual Property and why should you license it? Intellectual Property (IP) refers to a unique idea, […]

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The Goods and Services Tax Act 1999 currently exempts farmland, and businesses that are sold as a going concern, from being treated as a taxable supply and subject to GST. However, this may not be the case for much longer. The Government has announced that it will move forward with the proposal of the previous […]

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A Sales Agency agreement is used when a principal engages a sales agent to sell products or services to customers, on the principal’s behalf. Sales agents can help business source additional markets, drive growth, increase sales and promote the principal’s goods or services. A sales agent also has authority to negotiate and enter into agreements […]

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Despite the best intentions of the parties business relationships sometimes sour. Both sides may view their respective position as reasonable and their business practices as ethical. However, it is well known within the law that reasonable minds can differ. When positions grow roots and refuse to bend business disputes can and do occur. Depending on […]

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If you are operating a small business, navigating your way through the Australian Consumer Law can be a confusing and complicated task. While most small business operators possess many wonderful skills, deciphering the law may not be one of them, and having a lawyer on hand to help interpret and understand the law just isn’t […]

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Following changes to the Privacy Act, businesses are now under greater pressure to deal with, and dispose of, confidential information safely, both for their own protection and privacy, and that of their customers and staff members. Business need to be pro-active in preventing business identity theft. National Identity Fraud Awareness Week National Identity Fraud Awareness […]

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Often when starting a business venture, the excitement of starting the project takes over and before you know it you’ve already started operating and you’re already earning an income and you are also entering into transactions with third parties that may or may not expose you to debt or legal actions. You may speak to […]

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For our customers who are involved in franchising, either as a franchisor or franchisee, be aware that the Franchising Code of Conduct has been revised and updated. Changes to the Code will come into effect from 1 January, 2015. Franchise Agreements entered into, renewed, extended or transferred on or after 1 October 1998 will also […]

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In today’s fast paced commercial world, the way people are choosing to conduct their work is changing.  More people are electing to work as, or engage, consultants (also termed contractors). If you are a consultant, or thinking of hiring a consultant, here are some things you should know:- 1. Have a Contractual Agreement Put the […]

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The Supreme Court of Queensland recently ruled that a series of email communications involving the sale of a business amounted to a binding contract. The court case was Stellard Pty Ltd & Anor v North Queensland Fuel Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 119 It’s a scary thought in this day and age where emails are fired […]

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