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Company Registers: What you need to know

August 5th, 2021|Categories: Corporate|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: Corporate|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: Corporate|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

Compliance Declarations – What are they and when do you need to provide them?

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Corporate|Tags: , , |

The Compliance Declaration Scheme is the principal reform introduced by the recent Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 that aims to raise quality and safety standards in the construction of new and existing apartment buildings. From 1 July 2021, Builders, Designers, and Engineers working on NCC Class 2 buildings (residential apartment buildings) in NSW must

New Statutory Reporting Duties for Large Businesses

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Corporate|

A significant new statutory duty for large businesses came into force on 1 January 2021. The Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (Cth) (The Act) requires large businesses in Australia to report their payment terms and practices in relation to their small business suppliers every 6 months. The payment times reporting regulator will keep the reports

Clarifying Employee Classifications

August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Corporate, Employment|Tags: |

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (the Bill) was passed in Parliament on Monday 22 March 2021 making key changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) regarding: Casual employment, Part-time flexibility, and Enterprise agreements. The Bill is expected to assist Australia’s ongoing economic recovery from COVID-19 by providing


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