Calls for law as AI rogues plunder Australian creatives

17 July

Australia urgently needs to restrict the use of AI to protect workers, an inquiry has been told amid warnings the technology has already been deployed to cut creative jobs and replace humans with digital clones. The call comes after the Senate...[Read More]

Navigating ownership changes: A comprehensive guide for business owners

11 July

Changing a business’s ownership structure can be a complex process, often necessitated by various circumstances, such as partnership disputes, divorce, retirement, or the sale of the business.    Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to...[Read More]

No more pretty packaging and flavours, new vape laws

4 July

Black-market tobacco and e-cigarettes are in the sights of authorities as overhauled vaping laws come into effect. From now on vapes will only be allowed to be sold in pharmacies over the counter, and only after chemists have a discussion with the...[Read More]

SMS ID register to crack down on text-based scams

27 June

Scammers will have a harder time impersonating Australian businesses through text messages following a government crackdown. Laws introduced to federal parliament on Wednesday will set up an SMS sender ID register, which will aim to better protect...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session

20 June

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a solicitor to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as...[Read More]

Navigating the Complexities of Custody Disputes

13 June

The longstanding myth that fathers have slim chances of securing primary custody is being progressively dismantled.    Historically, mothers were often presumed to be the custodial parents. However, recent shifts in societal attitudes and legal...[Read More]

Considering how to ‘force’ Meta to pay for news

26 June

Facebook’s parent company Meta could be legally forced to carry Australian news on its platform or face new taxes to support local journalism, under proposals being considered by the federal government. The ideas were raised at the Social Media...[Read More]

Navigating the intricacies of family Law: Why professional guidance is essential

18 July

Family law is a highly sensitive niche that profoundly impacts the lives of individuals and families.  Given its intricate nature, seeking professional advice is paramount to effectively navigating its complexities.  Here, we explore some trending...[Read More]

Essential Components for Crafting an Effective Business Plan

20 June

Creating a business plan is a crucial step for any entrepreneur or business owner. It serves as a roadmap, guiding the business from its initial stages through growth and development.    A well-crafted business plan not only helps in securing...[Read More]

Actors, writers, voice artists call for urgent AI laws

5 June

Artificial intelligence technology could be used to mislead Australians and steal creative work from artists and writers, a union has warned, while calling for laws to prevent its misuse. The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance issued the call on...[Read More]

Buy now, pay later laws introduced to shield vulnerable

5 June

It will be harder for vulnerable Australians to access buy now, pay later credit schemes thanks to legislation introduced in federal parliament. The law will create stronger protections for those using credit lenders by making sure adequate user...[Read More]

Federal appeals tribunal gets legal overhaul, new name

29 May

Thousands of people who have cases before the federal appeals tribunal will soon have their decisions reviewed faster. Laws overhauling the Administrative Appeals Tribunal passed federal parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for cases to be...[Read More]

What are the main types of intellectual property?

16 May

Intellectual property (IP) represents creations of the mind and encompasses various legal protections.   Here’s an insight into the primary types of IP:   Copyright Copyright law shields the original expression of ideas, including literature,...[Read More]

Top 10 tips for developing a business exit strategy: Business Succession and Estate Planning

30 May

Given all the hard work that building up a business takes, it can be hard to say goodbye – so it’s important to do it right.    Developing an exit strategy well in advance allows you to have control over your small business’s future while...[Read More]

Navigating Legal Language: Why Understanding Legal Terms is Essential for Every Australian

9 May

Here’s an introduction to some of the top legal terms commonly used in Australia, presented in a list format.  Understanding these terms can be very helpful in navigating legal documents or discussions. Top 10 Legal Terms Used in...[Read More]