While Australia has never implemented a wealth tax (albeit most of the globe has not), with Covid-19 support schemes increasing the Federal government’s debt burden, the implementation of a one-off, fixed wealth tax may have the potential to fuel recovery.   In saying this, it is no surprise that the introduction of a wealth tax…

Trade marks are critical to a company’s visibility and identity and can have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.       The purpose of registering a trade mark is to grant the owner exclusive rights to use that trade mark and use it in all communications with the public as an intangible asset.   …

  Independent Price Comparison Sites could be a saving grace for post-recession travellers   Price comparison websites and the savings they quote are frequently under the consumer law microsocope. In 2019, proceedings were brought by the ACCC against comparison website iSelect. Now in 2020, a Federal Court judgement involving the hotel comparison website Trivago, found that…

  Why have recent applications under section 18 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) attracted controversy?    In May 2020, Rio Tinto, previously considered a leader in Indigenous relations by reconciliation groups, demolished a sacred cave in Juukan Gorge, Western Australia, in order to expand an iron ore mine. This cave contained evidence of…

  At Yegal, our mission is to help Australian law students find paid legal work. Our business is entering its third full year of trade and to date we’ve been able to connect more than 200 law students with real jobs. Law firms and corporate counsel use our paralegals to help solve short-term resourcing challenges.…