3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

Privacy policies are mandatory for businesses with a turnover of over $3 million or those that collect ‘sensitive Information’ from people.  However, there are a range of other reasons why all bu...
ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

We previously wrote about the new excessive surcharge ban, but let’s talk a little more in-depth about how the ban will affect you and your business. If your business charges a surcharge for credit,...
Changes to food labelling requirements

Changes to food labelling requirements

You may have noticed the new food labelling ads recently as the ACCC now has power to enforce new food labelling laws regarding the country of origin of food products. The new system, which came into...
Changes to Retail Lease Law in Queensland

Changes to Retail Lease Law in Queensland

Do you have a retail store in Qld?  Be aware of changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act! On the 10th of May 2016, amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) were passed, implementing comm...
What to look out for in your shopping centre lease

What to look out for in your shopping centre lease

“Help! I have signed a heads of agreement and now the landlord won’t let me negotiate the lease.” It’s surprising how many people sign heads of agreement, or letters of offer, for retail premises wit...
Protecting Your Domain Name

Protecting Your Domain Name

We all know by now that protecting your brand name by registering a trade mark is an essential step for all businesses to take – large or small.  The cost to apply is greatly justified by the pro...
Make sure your self-sourced products are safe

Make sure your self-sourced products are safe

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) fined supermarket giant Woolworths more than $3 million for their delay in notifying the consumer watchdog about a number of faulty products....
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