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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Flexible Funding – support for Indigenous student success

Recent amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 will support the new Indigenous Student Success Program commencing 1 January 2017. The Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Act 2016 (Cth) was proclaimed in late November 2016 and establishes a new framework for the administration and funding of support programs for Indigenous students. Guidelines […]

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Ho, Ho…uh oh… – the work Christmas party

It’s that time of year again! With Christmas just around the corner and the year fast drawing to a close it’s time to celebrate the year that’s been and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season… just don’t get too carried away! One of the highlights on our social calendars would have to be the […]

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Fair-go contracts for small business

Under Australian Consumer Law, small businesses can now challenge unfair terms in standard form contracts. These new legal protections – which previously applied only to consumer contracts – came into effect on 12 November 2016. If any term in a standard form contract (defined below) is found to be “unfair”, that term would be rendered […]

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