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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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Be social media aware – take care with what you share!

Social media provides an excellent public forum for individuals and organisations to connect and share information. However, make sure you take care with what you share… It is important to remember that whatever you post on social media may be subject to public scrutiny regardless of your security settings. Posts, tweets, images or blogs can […]

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Stick to Fair Procedure!

We make decisions every day. Often these decisions will have an impact on someone else. Sometimes those decisions will change the opportunities and choices of others. In these situations it is essential that the decision-making procedure is ‘fair and proper’. Procedural Fairness is a concept most commonly used to describe a set of guiding principles […]

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Who can certify or witness?

Certified Copies, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits: What’s the difference and what types of persons are authorised to certify or witness them? Certified Copy A Certified Copy is a copy of a document that has been compared against the original and certified by an authorised person as being a true copy of the original document. When would […]

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Should I make a note of that?

The next time you participate in negotiation or decision-making or even a conversation, be sure to make a record of it. It could protect both you and the University. We often jump from one thing to another in the course of the working day.  As a result it is often easy to overlook, forget or […]

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Can I put that photo on a University website?

When including photos on University websites, social media pages or publications, be mindful of privacy and copyright implications. Privacy If a person is reasonably identifiable in a photo, this would constitute ‘personal information’. Personal information must be handled in accordance with the University’s Privacy Policy and Privacy Management Plan. Under the Privacy Policy, the University […]

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Time’s Up! Quarantine’s tenure ends as Biosecurity takes control

After more than 100 years of service, Australia’s Quarantine Act 1908 has been replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Quarantine Act was first drafted at a time when people and goods only arrived by sea. Since then, changed inbound transport options and growth in the volume of trade and passengers entering Australia means that […]

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‘Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!’ – the Law on incentive prize draws

Are you looking to entice more people to participate in your survey, research study, event or new initiative by offering them a chance to win a prize? If the prize will be drawn randomly (rather than being awarded on skill or merit), this will constitute a lottery and will be subject to legal requirements. “A […]

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Wheeling and False Dealing – new penalties

Changing or falsifying financial records to conceal a bribe is now subject to significant penalties under the Australian Criminal Code. From 1 March 2016, anyone who intentionally or recklessly falsifies an accounting document to conceal an illegitimate payment or gift to a public official may be charged for assisting bribery. Penalties can be up to […]

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