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A Reminder To Franchisors – Disclosure Document Update Season

20 Aug 2019

Franchisors, the time has come to review and update your Disclosure Document for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.

The Franchising Code of Conduct requires franchisors to update their Disclosure Documents within four months of the end of their financial year. For most franchisors, this will mean their Disclosure Documents must be updated by 31 October 2019.

RMH – Larapinta Trail Challenge and Make A Meal

19 Aug 2019

`A huge congratulations to Alicia Hill and her fellow walkers who completed the 60km Outback Challenge for Ronald McDonald House Charities (Vic & Tas). Along the way, Alicia raised over $4,000, which will go to support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families. The 5-day walking challenge took place along the Larapinta…

Employment Law Update – Winter 2019

The Launch Of The Latest Review Into The Industrial Relations System In the wake of seeming radio silence on the liberal government’s IR policy leading to the federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia’s new minister for industrial relations, Christian Porter, will be undertaking a review into Australian workplace laws.  On 27 June…

Dealing With Unfair Contract Terms

Having just read an article about draft legislation to extend the unfair contract term regime to insurance contracts, I was reminded that laws relating to unfair contract terms in the Australian Consumer Law have been around since 2010 in respect of standard form consumer contracts and since November 2016 in respect of standard form small business contracts. Despite these laws applying to standard form small business contracts for nearly 3 years, there are still much confusion in this area of law.