Author Archives: Anne Wardell

About Anne Wardell

Anne Wardell is Editorial Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer, CCH and co-administrator of the Law Chat site.

Have you wondered what all the fuss around bitcoin is?

If you are like me and born in the days when a mobile phone was still the home phone you could plug in to different room extensions, then you may be wondering what is a bitcoin and should I have … Continue reading

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Power to order medical examination in disability case

While the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth) can require evidence to be provided to assist it in its decision-making, the parties are encouraged to gather all the evidence necessary to support their respective cases. Further, if there is provision in an … Continue reading

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Administrators required to pay damages for sale of goods

In THC Holdings Pty Ltd v CMA Recycling Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 1136 the court ordered the liquidator of the defendant company to pay a supplier damages under s 1324(10) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) after the disposal of goods. Although the Personal Property Securities Act … Continue reading

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Statutory review of the PPSA — interim report released

 Section 343 of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) requires a review of the operation of the Act to be undertaken within three years. On the 4th of April 2014, the Commonwealth Attorney-General announced that the review would be chaired … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the senate report into ASIC – greater penalties for ASIC or should we see more court action! by Bob Baxt

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has gone very much on the front foot in response to the damaging Report of the Senate Economics References Committee (the Committee) into its performance. One major step taken has been to seek … Continue reading

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Hockey interview transcript ‘poorest people either don’t have cars’ and followup interview transcripts

The Treasurer, Joe Hockey, gave an interview to ABC Local Radio, Brisbane on 13 August 2014 in which he discussed Clive Palmer, cross bench, GP co-payment, and bank class action. The comment which has attracted the most attention however is … Continue reading

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Recent cases – company law

Cases recently reported in CCH’s Australian Company Law Cases Premium, available on IntelliConnect, include: Officers and employees  • In the matter of Cummings Engineering Holdings Pty Ltd (2014) 32 ACLC ¶14-013: Restrictions on indemnities, insurance and termination payments. Directors of family-owned company authorising … Continue reading

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Harper Review of Competition Law — summary of submissions — ACCC

by Anne Wardell, Editorial Content Manager, Wolters Kluwer,CCH Australia. In early 2014 the government set up a Review Panel, chaired by Professor Ian Harper, to review Australia’s competition laws and policy. An issues paper was released by the Panel and … Continue reading

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Statutory demands — how to make them and how to resist them

Written by Peter Harkin, Partner at CBP Lawyers within the Restructuring and Insolvency team* In brief — Section 459E statutory demand and insolvency Under s 459C of the Corporations Act, a company is presumed to be insolvent if in the … Continue reading

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Corporate Law Reform Paper – The CAMAC “fiasco”/other tensions for the Federal Government by Bob Baxt

It is not surprising that a new government, with a different political persuasion will want to bring some new ideas into the area of corporate and security regulation. The Liberal National Party Coalition Government has shown its hand very early. … Continue reading

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