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Third party manufacturers

PITFALLS FOR AUSTRALIAN SUPPLIERS Australian Consumer Law (ACL) provides a national framework for consumer protection in the supply of goods and services. Under the ACL, the definition of a “manufacturer” of goods is broader than just the enterprise that makes the goods – it is defined as including a person (includes a company or partnership) who: […]

Letter of Authority or Letter of Appointment

WHICH ONE FOR WHAT PURPOSE? As the dust settles on another financial year it is worth looking at some issues that continue to have an element of confusion for all concerned. One of these is the role of an insurance broker in relation to two widely used industry documents – the letter of appointment and […]

Travel Compensation Fund Scrapped

HOLIDAY PLANS AT RISK Nothing spoils a holiday more than being stranded following the financial collapse of a travel operator. Until recently, a traveller’s problems with a travel agent or transport operator going belly-up had some protection offered by the Travel Compensation Fund. This government legislated fund compensated travellers if the operator or agent collapsed […]

Employers’ Rights

WORKCOVER CLAIMS QUESTIONED Employers are sometimes faced with a situation where they disagree with a decision of WorkCover to accept a claim for statutory benefits made by one of their employees who allege that they have been injured during the course of their employment. The employer may disagree with the acceptance of the claim for a […]

Wise Words

“Wise Words” of Robin Williams 1952-2014 Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you. You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.