Commercial Law

Campaign Track Pty Ltd v Real Estate Toolbox Pty Ltd (2021) is a reported decision of the Federal Court of Australia.  It confirms that a subset (i.e. a part of a larger group of related things) of instructions or statements within a software system can be the subject of copyright, which can be enforced against […]

On the 4th of August 2021, the High Court of Australia delivered a significant unanimous decision in  Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23. On one hand the decision provides a “stable” definition of what casual employment is; and on the other hand, an opportunity for rogue employers to exploit another potential loophole. The […]

The Federal Government has recently announced that it will be providing a targeted Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for granny flat arrangements, which is expected to commence as early as 1 July 2021, (subject to the passing of legislation to put the exemption into effect). Importantly, one of the key elements approved by the Federal […]

National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct: Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19[1]  The Code is a set of overarching principles to guide arrangements and negotiations between landlords and tenants. The Code will be enacted and regulated via state and territory legislative instruments.[2] The Code will last while the COVID-19 Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper programme  remains operational.  The […]