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Do You Comply With Privacy Tax File Number Laws?

Privacy Tax File Number Laws and Tax Service Providers If you are a tax service provider you need to comply with the privacy tax file number laws, including the Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015 (“the Rule”) and provisions of the Tax Administration Act (Cth) 1953 (“the TAA”).  If you don’t, you could in some…

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Privacy Law Not for Profit

3 Simple Privacy Mistakes – Non Compliance and Your Not for Profit

Simple Privacy Mistakes – Does Your Not For Profit Comply?  The  Australian Information Commissioner recently made determinations against 5 businesses for ‘simple privacy mistakes’. The Commissioner stated that ‘while many high-tech privacy breaches like internet hacks (and the Red Cross case) attract headlines, it’s important to remember that many privacy breaches are caused by the…

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PBIs – 5 Tips on Negotiating Salary Packaging Contracts

Public Benevolent Institutions and Salary Packaging If you are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) you are probably aware that you can provide fringe benefits to your employees free of fringe benefits tax to a capped amount. As an employer, it may be efficient for you to negotiate a salary packaging contract with a provider to…

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5 Steps to Remunerating Not for Profit Directors

5 Legal Steps to Remunerating Not for Profit Directors Many people question whether non executive directors sitting on a not for profit (NFP) or charitable Board should be remunerated. This is a valid question – but is not what this article is about. This article is about the key legal steps that ought to be…

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Do Your Customers Pay You on Time? 3 Ways to Get Paid

Do your customers pay you on time?  If you have a small business, getting paid by your customers on time can be crucial to maintain cash flow. So what things can you do to improve your chances of getting paid on time? This blog will provide you with some tips on how to keep the cash…

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Top 5 ‘Legal Must Dos’ For Business

Top 5 ‘Legal Must Dos’ No matter what kind of business you manage, there are fundamental ‘legal must dos’ that will help to ensure that your business is protected and will thrive! These ‘must dos’ can protect your brand, reputation, hip pocket and sometimes even your freedom (some ‘should have dones’ can carry a gaol sentence)!…

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Is Your Business Name Protected by a Trade Mark?

Mistakes and Trade Marks  Some people mistakenly believe that registering a company name or a business name will protect it from use by a competitor. But, is registering a company or business name the best way to protect the name of your business?  In general, the answer is ‘no’. This blog is about what steps…

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Corporate countdown to compliance – new unfair contract laws

Do your contracts comply? – changes to unfair contract laws Are you a medium to large enterprise that sells to small businesses?  On 12 November 2016, amended laws will commence to protect small businesses from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)).  The objective of the new laws is to…

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Touchpoint Legal Privacy Law

Avoid these simple but damaging privacy mistakes

‘Simple privacy mistakes can do the most damage’  the Information Commissioner stated upon release of several determinations against businesses. The businesses were found to have contravened the Privacy Act (1988) Cth.* So what kinds of simple privacy mistakes did these businesses make and what damage did they suffer? Mistake #1 – leaving identification documents in a ‘double locked’ shipping…

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3 key facts about indemnity clauses

Could indemnity clauses make or break your business? You’ve just closed that deal with a new service provider. You’ve read the liability clause and the indemnity clause – but what does that indemnity clause mean to your business?  Let Touchpoint Legal help you to understand indemnity clauses and what they mean. Indemnity vs Liability In…

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