Archives for July 2013

Indemnity costs

In any litigation regardless of jurisdiction, it’s usual for the “loser” to have to pay the winner’s “costs”.  That said it’s also possible for a Court to order that costs lie where they fall (each party pays their own costs).

In Queensland the general rule as described in rule 681(1) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) (UCPR) provides that ‘costs of a proceeding, including an application in a proceeding, are in the discretion of the court, but follow the event, unless the court orders otherwise’.  Chapter 17A of the UCPR provides guidance on the basis on which costs are to be assessed. [Read more…]

New Anti Bullying Laws

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been amended by the passing of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (Cth) (FWA).  The House of Representatives passed the Bill on 6 June 2013. [Read more…]

Corporate governance standards for not for profits

The vagaries of corporate governance is a regular and sometimes controversial topic of discussion in Australian business circles.  It is also the subject of much judicial interpretation.

On 1 July 2013 the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1) (Cth) (Regulations) came into effect by amending the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2013 (Cth). [Read more…]

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