Research & Whitepaper | Archive | 2017
Straight to the Source — Bypassing the Gatekeepers
Why Trump & Brexit Calls for Primary News Gathering
The Western world is going through immense technological and cultural change, and nowhere is this more apparent than at the intersection of politics and the media. Technology has enhanced individualism and made people less attached to mainstream political parties and traditional sources of information.
New technology is exciting, but we shouldn’t let that cloud the fact that we work in an industry built on people. We took this simple position in deciding to produce this report, and it is one we believe underpins the successful deployment of any new technology.
The legal sector is experiencing a technology-driven shake up of traditional roles, disruption of service delivery, and a shift in the dynamic of legal professionals’ ways of working. This is creating both opportunities and challenges which need to be identified and acted upon, so that the sector and the people that work within it can prosper.
Will the broadening of Australia's GST base really level out the playing field in the retail sector or will it simply lead to increased complexity for non-resident online vendors while placing higher costs of living on Australian consumers?
When we imagine a lawyer winning a dramatic case, or a landmark hearing, we often imagine a crack-shot lawyer from a show like 'Suits' or 'Law and Order' having an epiphany about a vital clue that we've all missed.
LexisNexis and Governance Institute of Australia hosted a roundtable of senior governance and risk professionals in May 2017 to explore the big picture, determine what parts of the Act need attention and make recommendations on the best way to pursue holistic reform.
Almost two years after Single Touch Payroll (STP) was first announced by the Federal Government as part of the Whole-of- Government "Digital by Default" agenda, the legislation has passed.
There are few regulations more important to understand and follow than those that govern how law firms handle clients' money held in trust. Managing trust money is a valued-added service and allows firms to act for clients across many different legal matters.
The unfair contract term (UCT) protections which currently apply to consumers under federal legislation have been extended to small businesses.
This paper will outline the recent changes to the Australian Consumer Law 2010 (ACL), which introduced prohibitions on unfair contract terms in small business standard form contracts.