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Unfair Contract Terms

Since 2010, the Australian Consumer Law has provided consumers with protection against unfair contract terms imposed on them by businesses in standard form contracts (known as business-to-consumer or “B2C”).

Are you ready for the new Privacy laws?

As of 22 February 2018, many businesses owing obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 will be subject to the new notifiable data breach scheme (NDB Scheme). These obligations include safeguarding all information about a person that would identify them or allow them to be reasonably identified.

BUT MOTHER SAID I COULD…

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of Western Australia shows that pre-testamentary wishes are difficult to prove unless they are expressly provided for under a valid Will.

Capital Gains withholding - new rules

On 9 May 2017, as part of the 2017/18 Federal Budget, the Government announced changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding regime which apply to vendors selling real property, shares in non-listed property rich companies and units in unlisted property trusts from 1 July 2017.

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