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11 09, 2014
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    What’s new in cryptocurrencies – ATO guidelines plus more

What’s new in cryptocurrencies – ATO guidelines plus more

What is Ripple?  Have you heard of Ethereum?  What about Auroracoin?

The answer – these are cryptocurrencies.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “cryptocurrency” as “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central [...]

By |September 11th, 2014

26 08, 2014

What is passing off?

What is passing off?  Revlon’s Mitchum Clinical deodorant v Unilever’s Rexona and Dove deodorants

To put simply, passing off is where there is a misrepresentation that a business’ goods or services are those of another business.  Under an action for passing off, protection is given to those who have developed goodwill or reputation.  For a claim [...]

By |August 26th, 2014

14 08, 2014

ASIC – current and future areas of focus

On 31 July 2014, ASIC released Report 402 that outlines enforcement outcomes it has achieved during the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014.  As Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator, ASIC has the role of identifying and dealing with those who break the law.  ASIC does [...]

By |August 14th, 2014

2 07, 2014

They also have a law degree: Natasha Pincus

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Australian filmmaker and writer, Natasha Pincus.

Melbourne filmmaker and writer Natasha Pincus graduated from Monash University in 2002 with first class honours [...]

By |July 2nd, 2014

24 04, 2014

They also have a law degree: Federico Garcia Lorca

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Spanish playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936).
There is in every year of every law class the one student who [...]

By |April 24th, 2014

14 04, 2014

PPSA definition of a motor vehicle

What is a motor vehicle?
The PPS Act definition has just changed – do you understand its impact?
The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Motor Vehicles) Regulation 2014 (Cth) was registered on 1 April 2014.  It will commence on 1 July 2014.  The new Regulation narrows the definition of motor [...]

By |April 14th, 2014

27 03, 2014

Privacy reform alert

Mandatory data breach notification may soon become a reality
First of all, some definitions. Personal information is, in essence, information that identifies a person or could reasonably identify a person; data breach means unauthorised access to, or disclosure of, personal information; and serious data breach means a data breach where there is a real risk [...]

By |March 27th, 2014

6 03, 2014
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    The most significant development in privacy reform since 1988 is about to go live

The most significant development in privacy reform since 1988 is about to go live

We all know that the Privacy Act is the law which regulates the handing of personal information about individuals.  But do you know that the most significant development in privacy law reform since the Privacy Act was first introduced in 1988 is about to commence?

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy [...]

By |March 6th, 2014

27 02, 2014

Understanding case citators

In this latest video blog Natalie gives a brief overview of some of the differences between databases on the market and in particular the case citators including CaseBase, FirstPoint, LawCite and Jade Barnet.

A case citator provides a summary of the case, and importantly tells us what has happened since [...]

By |February 27th, 2014

20 02, 2014
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    New course: Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court

New course: Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court

Stephen Linden, a specialist in taxation law and tax dispute resolution.  In this course, Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court, Stephen shares insight and offers a practical guide to preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court.  The course includes information on why choose the Federal Court over the [...]

By |February 20th, 2014