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Charities & Not-for-Profit / Charities & Not-For-Profits

Beware! Charities Operating Overseas Are Now Under New Scrutiny

The new standards are expected to come into effect on 1 July 2019 and will be binding upon all charities operating overseas or working with third parties that are operating overseas. Therefore, it’s important to start creating and implementing new processes and procedures now in order to avoid incurring penalties in the future for non-compliance. The purpose of the standards are to provide confidence to the public that are carrying out their operations in a...
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Information Technology & Innovation / Developments / Business Law

Cyber Security and Protection from Cyber Fraud

Email communication is an inherent part of modern day business. It is not uncommon to run an entire transaction online, start to finish. However, this reliance can leave companies, clients, and customers alike exposed to the increased threat of email-based cyber fraud. While most companies have strong defences to guard against hacking, there have been instances of criminals posing as clients to gain access to email account details. Once they have access, they are able to...
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Compulsory Acquisition / Planning

Loss of Properties under North East Link Imminent

The current North East Link project intends to have the following effect on businesses and landowners according to the released Environmental effects statement for the North East Link: In the M80 Ring road to northern portal section, will be 7 commercial properties acquired (along Greensborough Road) and 90 commercial properties acquired between the northern portal and the southern portal (80 in the Bulleen Industrial Precinct) and 5 along the Eastern Freeway (including four businesses...
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Owners Corporation / Owners Corporations & Strata

Combustible Cladding – VCAT’s Decision in the Docklands, Lacrosse Tower Fire Case

The following fact sheet provides a summary of the Lacrosse Tower decision: LU Simon Builders Pty Ltd “Docklands Lacrosse fire” flammable cladding case: Owners Corporation No.1 of PS613436T & Ors v LU Simon Builders Pty Ltd & Ors [2019] VCAT 286  (22 December 2017). Facts: On or about midnight on Monday 24 November 2014, Jean-Francis Gubitta returned home to apartment 805 of the Lacrosse apartment tower at 673-675 La Trobe Street, Docklands. Mr Gubitta went out...
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