December 2018

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – The Commission Seeks Information
Preparing Your Business for a Merry Holiday Cyber Season
‘Cleaning Up’ Your Credit History – How It’s Really Done
FWO Report Shows There is Much to be Done
Be Prepared, or be Better Prepared – Insight From Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134
Directors’ Liability for Employee Entitlements
The Surprising Cost of a Piercing Noise – Insight From Hooker v Allied Pumps Pty Ltd (No. 2) (2018) WADC 129
What Happens to the Pets After Separation?

Welcome to our last Update for 2018.

We are delighted to report that our Share the Dignity #itsinthebag donation campaign resulted in 43 filled bags being donated to Starting Over Support and People Who Care. Please check our Instagram page for more info.

To assist our clients and anyone in the community affected by the collapse of RCR Tomlinson, we have scheduled a second boardroom briefing on Wednesday, 19 December to explain the significance of the matters disclosed in the creditor’s meeting on 3 December, and what to do now for protection from the likely outcomes of the voluntary administration process. For more details visit the event page.

Our office will be closed from 1pm Friday, 21 December and will re-open on Wednesday, 2 January, the start of our 100th year!

Till then, from all the staff at Kott Gunning, we wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season.

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – The Commission Seeks Information

Conor Breheny
Associate

There is a significant chance that key personnel may be summoned to appear before the Commission to explain a discrepancy.
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Preparing Your Business for a Merry Holiday Cyber Season

Offers 3 immediate steps to minimise the business risk of cyber threats plus practical tips on what to do if you have been a victim of cybercriminals.
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‘Cleaning Up’ Your Credit History – How It’s Really Done

Jonathan O’Connor
Lawyer

Individuals are entitled to a free copy of their credit report if they have applied for and been refused credit within the past 90 days.
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FWO Report Shows There is Much to be Done

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

The FWO’s use of formal cautions; infringement notices, compliance notices, enforceable undertakings and other methods of compliance, have started to bite.
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Be Prepared, or be Better Prepared – Insight From Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134

Stephen Williams
Partner

The moral of the case is perhaps to remember the 5 Ps or “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”.
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Directors’ Liability for Employee Entitlements

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

The consequences for directors of FEG being utilised by a company’s employees are potentially serious.
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The Surprising Cost of a Piercing Noise – Insight From Hooker v Allied Pumps Pty Ltd (No. 2) (2018) WADC 129

Vidal Hockless
Partner

Essentially an unremarkable damages claim arising out of a workplace injury, made noteworthy by the unusual facts relating to injury.
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What Happens to the Pets After Separation?

Danielle Hadida
Lawyer

The Family Courts have followed the general position that a family pet is included in the definition of property, and have the jurisdiction to make orders.
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