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HWL Ebsworth hosts China asset manager delegation

HWL Ebsworth was recently pleased to host, with the Victorian Government and AUSTRADE, a delegation of asset managers from China, at the firm’s Melbourne offices. The delegates were part of a China Asset Management Mission to Australia organised by the Commonwealth Government, and included delegates from Kunpeng Capital, the China Venture Capital & Private Equity … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises the South Australian Government on the Lands Services commercialisation

HWL Ebsworth is pleased to be advising the South Australian government as the external legal adviser on the commercialisation of its transactional land services. HWL Ebsworth has worked under the leadership of the Crown Solicitor’s Office Chief Commercial Counsel, Chris Gray, since being appointed in August 2016. On Thursday it was announced that Land Services … Read more


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Employers put on notice of the application and extended coverage of the Miscellaneous Award 2010

Employers are reminded to be very cautious when attempting to classify their junior or low-paid employees as “award free“. In a recent case before the Fair Work Commission, the Full Bench held that the exclusions under Clause 4.2 of the Miscellaneous Award 2010 (Miscellaneous Award) had been previously incorrectly interpreted and should readily apply to … Read more


Copyright Act Amendments: Safe Harbour and Disability Access

Summary Safe harbour changes The ‘safe harbour’ scheme, as set out in Division 2AA of Part V of the Copyright Act 1968 (Act) was drafted to offer some legal protection to carriage service providers in exchange for assisting rights holders with the identification of copyright infringers. The scheme protects carriage service providers from copyright infringements … Read more


Failing to renew a maximum term contract: can an unfair dismissal claim now be made?

Following a recent significant decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission, employees who cease employment at the end of an agreed contractual term may now be entitled to make an unfair dismissal claim. Previously, an employee who was engaged for an agreed maximum term (e.g. 12 months) was not entitled to unfair … Read more


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