We are excited to be part of a new national sponsorship program for Community Legal Centres (CLCs).
In September this year, new legislation came into effect in Victoria which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.
We recently advised Henderson Group Plc on the Australian aspects of its recommended all share "merger of equals" with Janus Capital Group Inc.
Resolving workplace complaints effectively is an essential skill for HR professionals and people managers who may need to address a range of complaints, from low-level operational "gripes", to business-threatening allegations of fraud, harassment, or endemic abuse.
According to Bill Evans, Westpac's Chief Economist, Australia currently holds two world records: 27 years of uninterrupted growth, and the highest percentage of household debt.
Last week, our firm held its first Hackathon—a two-day intensive between mixed teams from all levels of the firm collaborating with external coders and designers. Combining individual interests and skills with the power of teamwork, the Hackathon culminated in a number of innovative prototypes being developed.
We recently advised The Myer Family Company on the sale of its one third interest in the nine storey Myer building in Bourke St, Melbourne to global investment manager TH Real Estate. The deal value was $151.3M. The remaining two thirds of the flagship Myer store are owned by retail asset manager, Vicinity Centres, and the Singapore Government's sovereign wealth fund, GIC. The building was built in 1914 and comprises approximately 40,000 square metres.
The move to a services economy in Australia is creating new risks for Australian businesses which, in turn, are creating opportunities for the insurance sector. Speaking at Lander & Rogers' client Economic Briefing in Melbourne, Chris Colahan, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Australasia, cited cyber risk as a topical example.
This week, we held the fourth event in our "Business of Football" lunch series, with guest speakers Gabrielle Trainor - AFL Commissioner, Chip Le Grand - Journalist (The Australian) & Author of 'The Straight Dope', and Steve Wyatt - Integrity Services Manager, Richmond Football Club.
Managing under-performing employees is a complex and often fraught process, and many employers have been surprised to find themselves on the receiving end of a bullying claim after undertaking what they believed to be reasonable management action.