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Importing and exporting for food businesses – understanding the fundamentals:

Importing: The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for the biosecurity conditions applying to imported food, and food safety. The Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) determines whether your food import: Is permitted; Is subject to import conditions; Requires supporting documentation; Requires treatment; or Needs an import permit. If … Continue reading

WHAT IS A SHARE SALE AGREEMENT AND WHEN DO YOU NEED ONE?

A share sale agreement is a contract setting out the what, when and how of the sale of a share in a business. You need a share sale agreement if you are buying or selling shares in a private company. A share sale agreement may provide for only some of … Continue reading

New laws affecting employers of casual staff

Do you employ casual staff? If the answer is yes, this information is vitally important for your business! The Federal Government has recently introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 (“regulation”). This regulation was introduced in response to the Workpac v Skene (2018) decision. Whilst this regulation … Continue reading

Fundraising and ACL issues

If you run a business or charity and carry out fundraising activities, does the Australian Consumer Law apply to you? It depends on whether the fundraising in question is considered to be “in trade or commerce”… How to tell if your fundraising will be defined by the ACL to be … Continue reading

Recent changes to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010

The Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (‘the Award’) has recently undergone an award review resulting in several changes, both minor and major. If you have not already done so, it is important to recognise these changes and consider how they affect your business. Minor changes The minor changes … Continue reading

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