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Upcoming Amendments to Privacy Legislation – Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

Significant amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will come into effect on 22 February 2018.   Pursuant to these amendments, subject entities will be required to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner if there has been, or that entity has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been, an ‘eligible data breach’.   The …

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NFP Update: Does your Charity require an Australian Financial Services Licence from 1 January 2018?

DOES YOUR CHARITY RAISE FUNDS FOR ITS CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND WILL YOUR CHARITY REQUIRE AN AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENCE FROM 1 JANUARY 2018? In September 2016, ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) issued the ASIC Corporations (Charitable Investment Fundraising) Instrument 2016/813 (New Instrument), which made changes to the exemptions available to charities that raise funds …

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High Court upholds decision to override teenage children’s views and compel their return to Australia

Stephen Potts 7 April 2017 The High Court of Australia has recently published its reasons for upholding the interim decision of a Family Court Judge to order the return of 2 boys aged nearly 15 and nearly 17 to Australia from New York. [1] The children travelled with their Father under the guise of a …

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