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Applying for a Director Identification (Director ID) Number

With the enactment of the new laws, all current company Directors and anyone who wishes to become one, will be required to obtain a unique Director identification (Director ID) number. This will be administered by a new national registry service, the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS). Unlike the previous system which allowed any natural person… Read More

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NSW progresses to digital conveyancing

The Registrar General of New South Wales (NSW) has declared that from 11 October 2021 (‘Cessation Day’), there will be no more paper certificates of title (“CT”) in the NSW land title system, becoming  entirely electronic instead. The Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 will amend the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) from… Read More

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Scarlett Johansson Sues Walt Disney Co. For Damages

Scarlett Johansson sues Walt Disney Co. for damages for intentional interference in her contract with Marvel Studios Scarlett Johansson recently filed a law suit against Walt Disney Co. (Disney) alleging that the studio engaged in the tort of intentional interference by releasing Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time as it was released in… Read More

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Enforceable Covenants: Is the land readily identifiable?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the legal title of property from one party to another, allowing the purchaser to be notified of any covenants (restrictions or rights) in advance of making their purchase. There are numerous requirements which must be met for a covenant to be enforceable against a purchaser. A recent case in… Read More

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Welcome Update to Electronic Processes for Businesses during COVID-19

The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 (“the Bill”) was passed by Federal Parliament on 10 August 2021 and became effective from 14 August 2021. The Bill amends section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (“Corporations Act”) to facilitate the electronic processes and execution of documents and allow businesses to carry… Read More