Pirovic fined $300,000; misleading conduct; free range eggs

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pirovic Enterprises Pty Ltd (No 2) [2014] FCA 1028 Pirovic in breach of s 18, 29(1)(a) and 33 of the ACL and fined $300,000. In its marketing materials Pirovic stated that hens lived in … Continue reading

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Federal Court change of venue application

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Australian Egg Corporation Limited [2014] FCA 1010 In a change of venue application the court considers: the national character of the court and its ability to receive evidence by video link and provide for … Continue reading

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Protecting software in the digital age

Written by Grant Hansen, Partner at Holman Webb Snapshot Obtaining evidence of end-user copyright infringement is the major challenge of the digital age, as there is no point of sale where evidence can be obtained. Software copyright holders place a … Continue reading

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Shared care of children to go?

Leading Australian family law professionals have said that the the equal shared parenting provisions of the current Pt VII of the Family Law Act 1975 are too complicated and need to be revisited. Shared care aside, Attorney-General George Brandis has requested … Continue reading

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10 things to consider when drafting a financial agreement

There are many issues to consider when advising a client about a proposed financial agreement. Here are 10 of the most important: 1. Is it the most appropriate way to formalise the agreement? 2. Should it be a deed? 3. … Continue reading

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Victorian Supreme Court confirms tort of intimidation is part of Australian law

By John Tuck (Partner) & Breen Creighton (Consultant) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth The decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2014] VSC 429 (16 September 2014) (Boral) highlights an important response that is often available … Continue reading

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Vital reforms to competition law and policy fore shadowed by Harper Panel – section 46 and removal of state powers by Bob Baxt

Having returned from a month overseas, early in October, one of the documents I found sitting on my desk awaiting my attention, (and it certainly “grabbed” my attention), was the Draft Report of the Harper Panel appointed to conduct a … Continue reading

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International child abduction

Australia is a party to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, otherwise known as the Child Abduction Convention or the Hague Convention. Its aim is to secure the prompt return of an abducted child to his … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to bookmark our CCH Commercial Law page!

As a commercial lawyer,  your focus is squarely on delivering meaningful, timely, decision-enabling advice to your business. CCH understands that the boundaries of Australian commercial law are constantly expanding to accommodate increasingly complex commercial practices. We appreciate your need for a broader database of legal news in this increasingly … Continue reading

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Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper released

The Australian Government released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper on 20 October 2014 and is calling for all interested parties to make submissions by 12 December 2014. Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce made the following comments in relation to the … Continue reading

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