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Family and Domestic Violence Leave now included in the National Employment Standards
12 Dec '18

Earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission incorporated Family and Domestic Violence Leave into Modern Awards. The Federal Parliament has now followed suit and extended the entitlement of Family and Domestic Violence Leave to all employees covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including those employed on a full time, part time or casual

Australia’s leading independent racing platform, Racenet, acquired by News Corp Ltd subsidiary
11 Dec '18

Buchanan is pleased to announce that it has advised the founding shareholders of Australia’s leading online racing news platform, Racenet, on their successful sale to a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed News Corp Ltd (ASX:NWS). The transaction, which was subject to ACCC clearance, completed on 30 November, 2018. Racenet, founded by Glenn Robbins and

Mandatory minimum 3 year term for gift cards set to become national

Earlier this year, the NSW Government enacted legislation requiring gift cards to have a minimum expiry date of three years from the date of supply. You can read more about these changes here. As predicted, the Federal Government has now followed suit, passing new laws making the three year minimum expiry mandatory across Australia. The

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26 Oct '18

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A fishy trade mark tale: Trident Seafoods Corporation v Trident Foods

This recent Federal Court decision highlights the importance of ensuring clients give proper consideration to the corporate entity in which they own and use their IP assets. As we explain in this update, companies can too easily lose their valuable trade mark assets if those assets are not used correctly, including by or under the