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Are Public Health Orders against the Constitution?

September 13th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus COVID-19, News|Tags: , , |

A continual source of debate as we navigate the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been "Do the Public Health Orders, in restricting some of our freedoms, go against the Australian Constitution?". Fortunately, we don't need to rely on Facebook to settle the debate as the High Court of Australia has examined the issue for us. The

What Construction Dispute Resolution Methods are Available?

August 25th, 2021|Categories: Construction Disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Security of Payment|Tags: , , , , |

Several Construction Dispute Resolution Methods are available to parties when disputes arise. Construction Disputes can arise from time to time when parties to a contract fail (or at least are believed to have failed) to meet their contractual or legal obligations. These disputes are most commonly around increased costs, time delays, or the quality of

Can You Make Covid Vaccinations Mandatory for Employees?

August 19th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus COVID-19, Employment Law|Tags: , |

With the increasing urgency for individuals in Australia to be vaccinated against Covid-19, one of the most common questions we've been asked recently is "Can you make Covid Vaccinations Mandatory for Employees?". We provide a brief snapshot of the circumstances where an employer can require its employees to be vaccinated. Employers can only require employees

Company Registers: What you need to know

August 5th, 2021|Categories: Commercial & Corporate Advisory|Tags: , , |

What is a Company Register? Company registers, also referred to as corporate registers, are sets of documents that every company is required to have under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act). These documents are sometimes referred to as the company’s ‘books and records’. Traditionally, company registers were large binder folders full of original documents.

Company Secretaries: What You Need to Know

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Commercial & Corporate Advisory|Tags: , , |

What are Company Secretaries? Company secretaries support the directors of a company and help companies comply with their administrative and governance requirements. Do all companies need a company secretary? All public companies must have at least one secretary. Private companies (e.g. Pty Ltd Companies) are not required to have a secretary, but many

Company Directors: What You Need to Know

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Commercial & Corporate Advisory|Tags: , , |

What are Company Directors? A company director is a person validly appointed as director, or someone who has not been validly appointed as a director but is either acting in the capacity of a director (‘de facto director’), or someone whose instructions and wishes must be followed (‘shadow director’). You may therefore be considered a

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