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Information Technology Agreements and the Health Sector:

Information technology and data management has become a necessary part of patient care in Australia. As health information is highly personal, privacy and protection of that information is extremely important, and your information technology agreement will need to ensure appropriate privacy and security risk management strategies are in place. Some … 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

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

Record-keeping and pay slip requirements – what you need to know

As an employer, you have specific record-keeping and pay slip obligations that you must comply with. These obligations can be found in the Fair Work Act 2009. It is important to familiarise yourself with these obligations to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and to ultimately protect your employees and … Continue reading

Can I protect my business idea?

Yes – and no! The law of intellectual property offers a number of means of protection for original creations of the mind. The catch is that ideas alone aren’t capable of protection – BUT as soon as you reduce those ideas to written form then legal protection is available. Given … Continue reading

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