BLB News

FAIR WORK ACT TWILIGHT SEMINAR - 7TH JULY 2009

25/06/2009

The Fair Work Act will change the existing workplace laws as significantly as Work Choices did only a few years ago. This seminar will focus on important aspects of the new workplace employment laws and how the changes will affect the small business sector. It will provide analysis and commentary on key aspects of the legislation and focus on strategies for avoiding problems like unfair dismissal claims.

CAN YOU REPAY THE LOAN? NEW NATIONAL CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION REFORM

29/05/2009

Amidst the fallout from the non-prime lending catastrophe in the US has come the concern that in Australia it’s been too easy to get a loan. Flushed with funds during the longest bull run in history and fuelled by high commission rates for mortgage brokers who introduced potential borrowers, both the bank and non-bank sectors were only too ready to lend money whether for housing or credit cards. The only qualification seemed to be the need for a pulse!

GOOD NEWS STORIES - MAY 2009

29/05/2009

We have seen plenty of good news stories this month......

LION, MOUSE OR DONKEY?

29/05/2009

According to the chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, Bernie Ripoll, ASIC is not responsible for preventing the collapse of financial services organisations such as Storm Financial and is not even capable of doing so.

WOUNDED DISCRETIONARY TRUSTS

29/05/2009

Recent cases have wounded discretionary trusts - but are the wounds fatal?