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This issue of Christian Media & Arts Law Notes looks at changes regarding misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to fundraising and an important reminder to Boards of their obligations in regards to the Fair Work Act.  Also, you are invited to take advantage of a Special Offer for your organisation to take an Intellectual Property Fitness Test.

efchangeSuggested changes to Australian Consumer: Law What could this mean for Not-for-Profits?

Recommended changes to the Australian Consumer Law(“ACL”) could bring much-needed clarity to the entire not-for-profit sector. An amendment to Section 18 of the ACL to read that a person must not, in trade or commerce or in relation to fundraising activities, engage in conduct that is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive has been suggested.

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efboardBoard Beware, Board Be Fair

In a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, penalties were imposed on a company director for breaches of the Fair Work Act, including:
• failure to pay the minimum wage required under the relevant Award;
• failure to pay casual loading;
• failure to pay weekend penalty rates; and
• failure to pay overtime.

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*Special Offer*: Take an Intellectual Property Fitness Test

effitnessIntellectual property is far more than a cosmetic “six pack”, it is a vital part of an organisation’s health.

For a fixed fee of $1,000 plus GST, we will provide a full review of your intellectual property protection using publicly available materials.

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