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Financial Services eBulletin - 18 May 2017

The Lander & Rogers Superannuation Alert is a brief overview of new developments in the superannuation industry as at 18 May 2017.  Read more...

Construction eBulletin - 16 May 2017

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 (Vic) was passed in 2016, introducing a number of changes to the regulation of building work in Victoria with the aim of enhancing consumer protection for domestic building work. Some of these changes came into effect on 26 April 2017.

In this eBulletin, we discuss the latest changes that commenced on 26 April 2017.
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eBulletin - 16 May 2017

The ACCC has signalled a clear warning to franchisors that upholding the protections afforded to small businesses under industry codes is an enforcement priority. This warning came after the ACCC advised that Domino’s Pizza became the first company to pay penalties for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct. As the alleged breaches were essentially technical breaches of timing requirements prescribed by the Franchising Code, it is evident that the ACCC is serious about enforcing industry codes.

In this eBulletin we look at the breaches alleged by the ACCC, and how this may indicate its action in future.  Read more...

eBulletin - 10 May 2017

The Medical Board of Australia successfully appealed a QCAT decision to award costs against it, with the Court of Appeal finding no basis to depart from default position that each party is to bear their own costs. We take a look at the Court of Appeal's decision and its implications.  Read more...

eBulletin - 10 May 2017

Although the Health Ombudsman was successful in Health Ombudsman v Antley,1 the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (*QCAT*) was not satisfied that it was in the "interests of justice", as prescribed by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld) (*QCAT Act*), to require Ms Antley to pay costs.  Read more...

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