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Are your independent contractors actually employees?

The road transport industry is rife with independent contracting arrangements. A number of Court decisions this year have emphasised the…

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High-level guide to proposed IR reforms

The Federal Government revealed in Parliament on 9 December 2020 its proposed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and other…

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Planning rules to support Victoria’s big housing build

Summary Amendments VC187 and VC190 were gazetted on 1 December 2020 and have changed the Victoria Planning Provisions to streamline…

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Alert: Update to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

The Minister for Finance has issued an updated version of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) on 3 December 2020 which introduce a…

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Changes strengthening and expanding the unfair contract terms regime to undergo consultation

The Federal and State governments have recently announced greater protections for small businesses under the unfair contract terms regime that…

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A key change to the definition of “consumer” under the Australian Consumer Law will lead to more business customers being able to rely on consumer guarantees

In a previous article we discussed the proposed changes to the Business to Business Unfair Contract Terms regime, aimed at giving greater…

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