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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

14 02, 2014

They also have a law degree: Kerry Greenwood

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 author, Kerry Greenwood. 

Kerry Greenwood was born and raised in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. When she was 14, some [...]

By |February 14th, 2014

6 02, 2014

Legal publishers – who are they and who were they?

As part of the ‘How to really be a lawyer’ video blog series, Natalie gives a brief summary of the legal publishers and how they have changed their names over time.

Why is this important? The legal publishers have evolved and lawyers may refer to them differently.

In this video Natalie [...]

By |February 6th, 2014

6 02, 2014

Introducing ‘How to really be a lawyer’ video blogs

Helping you bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law
CPD Interactive is thrilled to introduce a new video blog series aimed at law students and lawyers who have recently graduated.

When you really have to be a lawyer, you will find the real world is very different to [...]

By |February 6th, 2014

14 01, 2014
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    Are you ready for 30 January 2014 when the PPSA honeymoon period ends?

Are you ready for 30 January 2014 when the PPSA honeymoon period ends?

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) created a new comprehensive national regime for personal property securities in Australia.  The definition of security interest under the PPSA covers “traditional” security interests such as fixed and floating charges over the assets of companies (now known as general security interests) [...]

By |January 14th, 2014

19 12, 2013

New course: Well-being for lawyers

We’ve just released a new course called Well-being for lawyers. This is a really interesting course that looks at the risks associated with the legal profession regarding mental health. This sensitive subject matter is dealt with beautifully by author, Craig Hassed, general practitioner and senior lecturer at Monash University.

The course [...]

By |December 19th, 2013