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Growth by Acquisition

In todays current Economic Climate many business’ are electing to increase their growth by way of acquisition. Whilst this strategy remains sound there are many considerations that need to be undertaken prior to purchasing an existing business, particularly if that business is in the same industry and/or profession you’re currently trading in. The main key […]

Social Media Scams

Social media – there is no escaping it. Over time, it has become a way of life, from humble beginnings as a platform for friends and family to keep in touch, social media is now a complex system that allows all to interact on a personal level from consumers and companies to groups and governments. […]

Reputations in the Financial Services Industry have been savaged!

The royal commission into Australia’s financial services sector continues to reveal how customers’ lives have been ruined by financial advice at the big banks, but those in the finance space are predicting the investigation will also change the game for smaller operators and independent financial advisers. Recent hearings into the nation’s banking sector uncovered shocking […]

Unfair contract laws to be extended to insurance

Many of you would be unaware that existing legislation dealing with unfair contracts, does not apply to insurance. Given the generally held distrust of insurers who “use the small print” to escape from paying genuine claims, some people would say that is a position which shouldn’t continue…and the Government agrees. Following an announcement that a […]

An employer’s right of dismissal for lies in a job application

Employers may sometimes come across job applicants who have embellished, exaggerated or stretched the truth about their qualifications, skills and experience in order to gain employment. While lying on a job application through a résumé, CV, cover letter or job interview may not be a criminal offence, it will be considered fraud if an individual […]

The hidden dangers in your mobile phone contract

Nobody likes checking documents with a fine-tooth comb, but being careful with your mobile phone contract can save you some expensive mistakes. We all know we should read the small print before signing anything, but who does? We just want it now!!! As part of an April Fools Prank in 2010, game retailer Gamestation once […]

Are employee benefits the key to retaining good staff?

Some employers would say yes, but the experts agree that you can’t supplement a poor work culture with employee benefits. You can use employee benefits to reinforce your company culture and show staff they matter, but you must have a good culture to start with, otherwise employee benefits won’t stop staff leaving. If your culture […]

A Snapshot of the New Labour Hire Licensing Laws

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld), which commenced on 16 April 2018, aims to protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry through a licensing scheme. The Act will apply to those who, as part of carrying on a business, hire out […]

Crypto Currencies – The rise of the cashless society

A ‘Cashless Society’ describes an economic state whereby Financial Transactions are not conducted with money in the forms of physical banknotes or coins, but rather through the transfer of digital information (usually an electronic representation of money) between the ‘transacting parties’. Cashless societies have existed, based on barter and other methods of exchange. Cashless transactions […]

Travel Insurance and Credit Cards – what you need to know

Before your fly, check your insurance It’s imperative for travellers to have a full understanding of their Travel Insurance Policies prior to heading off on their adventures. Certain credit cards that have Travel Insurance Policies included as part of their offering sometimes have many limitations and exclusions that may cause heartache if not understood prior […]