Wage underpayments in Australia Wage underpayments are a systematically widespread issue in Australia. It includes ‘unlawful underpayment or non-payment of employee wages and entitlements.’1 More recently, there have been a higher rate of wage underpayments in particular industries (hospitality, horticulture, retail), highlighting the widespread push for regulation and solutions in this area. Wage underpayments in
Being on the Board or Management Committee of a charity is hard work. Most governors of charities are involved in a voluntary capacity, and are therefore often time-poor due to competing priorities with business and family. In this context, understanding your role as a governor is all the more important. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits
The Taxation Administration Act 1953 (‘the Act’) provides that the Minister must formulate guidelines for public ancillary funds and their trustees for Deductible Gift Recipient (‘DGR’) purposes. Until this year, this was enshrined in the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011. As the legislated 10-year sunset period for the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011 (‘2011 Guidelines’)
Case Note for Member Disputes in Incorporated Associations: Singh & Ors v Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Inc  QSC 151
The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision of Singh & Ors v Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Inc  QSC 151 involved an application for the appointment of a receiver over an incorporated association in relation to a membership dispute between factions of members in an incorporated association. Background The Respondent was an incorporated association, and
On 13 April 2022, the High Court handed down a judgment in the matter of Kozarov v Victoria. The primary question considered by the High Court was whether the employer’s failure to take reasonable measures in response to evident signs of the employee’s psychiatric injury from vicarious trauma suffered in the role caused the exacerbation
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