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Can Company Officers Sign Deeds Electronically?

Signing documents is an essential component of all business. Technological advances have created alternatives and opened up new opportunities. Many transactions are conducted and authorised electronically, however there are exemptions…

Offshore Clean Energy Development 2020: Proposed Regulatory Framework

In exciting news to start the new decade, the Commonwealth Government has released for public comment a Discussion Paper outlining its proposed regulatory framework to facilitate the assessment and operation…

Do you have Digital Assets? It’s time to re-think your Succession Plan

We live in an increasingly digital world, consider the actions you take in your day to day life – paying for your morning coffee through your watch, streaming your favourite…

Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations Regime

On 11 December 2019 the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Ken Wyatt, AM MP, announced a comprehensive review would be undertaken of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

SA Liquor Licensing Reform – Preparing for Changes in 2020

Liquor licensing law in South Australia has been updated and amended over a series of changes in the last two years. The final, and most significant, tranche of amendments to…

Preedy v RTWSA: When Should Multiple WPI Assessments be Combined?

Preedy v Return to Work Corporation SA [2019] SAET 228. This significant decision seeks to apply the Supreme Court findings regarding the combination of whole person impairment assessments pursuant to…

Last Minute Guidance for Whistleblower Policies 2020

ASIC have released regulatory guidance on the legislative requirements for whistleblower policies, which became mandatory for public and large proprietary companies earlier this year. Companies have until 1 January 2020…

Mental Illness & Reasonable Adjustments

When assisting employees with mental illness, employers must engage with treating doctors and carefully consider how and if the requests of the employee regarding changes to work can be accommodated,…

SA Supreme Court upholds planning approval of Palmer Wind Farm

In a unanimous decision published in November 2019, the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court has upheld the March 2018 decision of the South Australian Environment, Resources and…

Should you think more carefully about your choice of Emojis?

The Struggles of Emoji InterpretationEmojis are the new universal🌎🌍🌏 language, breaking cultural language barriers 🚧 and proving an emotive and fun way for individuals to express themselves and enhance their…

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