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Unitholder agreements – what are they and when do you need one?

What is a unitholder agreement? A unitholder agreement is additional to the unit trust deed, and sets out the rights and responsibilities of the unitholders. It sets a procedure for how a unitholder may exit the trust, how to progress if a decision cannot be made during a meeting, and … Continue reading

Advertising of Therapeutic Goods

Advertising of therapeutic goods is regulated quite strictly to promote socially responsible marketing and promotion, and quality use of therapeutic goods. Advertisements must not mislead or deceive the consumer. There is a co-regulatory system and there are several governing laws and a Code: Therapeutic Goods Act 1989; Competition and Consumer … Continue reading

Incorporated Associations and Regulation – what to be aware of

So… you are either considering incorporation, or have already incorporated – but would like to know exactly what legal requirements apply to incorporated associations? And how can your association fulfil those obligations with confidence? In Victoria, your governing legislation is the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (the Act) and its … Continue reading

Protecting your food product overseas

International protocols mean that if your food product is protected by legally enforceable registration in Australia, it may be possible to enforce those IP rights with Australia’s trading partners. But to be assured of protection and a right of recourse in that specific country, it is best to be on … Continue reading

Lack of procedure deemed unfair during dismissal

The Fair Work Commission (“the FWC”) recently found that an employee’s dismissal was unfair due to his employer’s non-existent procedures and spiteful actions leading up to his termination. The facts The employee had been working at the puppy farm for approximately two years with no issues and a perfect employment … Continue reading

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