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Remembrance Day at Springvale Botanical Cemetery


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Employment non-competition clauses

I found an interesting article on employment non-competition clause from Herbert Smith Freehills involving a fitness instructor in Hong Kong. Such restrictive covenants are used to try to prevent employees competing during their employment and for a period of time … Continue reading

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Finding old friends using LinkedIn

Looking through my desk drawer I found a few empty pens, lots of bull dog clips, and even a few floppy disks. I also found my A to Z box of business cards that I had collected over the years. … Continue reading

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Changes to Melbourne Green Wedge Zones

The Victorian government has introduced changes to Melbourne’s Green Wedge Zones which surround the Mornington Peninsula. Some of the key changes to the Green Wedge Zone include: bringing agriculture, primary produce sales and a small rural store to an as … Continue reading

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Business Start Ups – Aspire to be daring.

Here’s an article I found in the Guardian UK to inspire readers who are thinking about ¬†their own business start up. From my personal experience, the main piece of advice I would give to aspiring small business owners is to … Continue reading

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Succession Planning – Take the last step first

When thinking about a succession plan, take the last step first. In Melbourne, you have basically two choices: burial or cremation. Then you need to pick your spot: Half way up the hill with a view. Next to the lake. … Continue reading

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Should pubs be allowed to trade on the footpath?

My last post concerned the views of Danish architect Jan Gehl on creating street level, active urban spaces for people. On the same theme, a recent article in the Melbourne Age highlights the conflict between the Grace Darling Hotel in … Continue reading

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Jan Gehl speaks in Melbourne about the future of Urban Property Design

Jan Gehl spoke recently in Melbourne about urban design and the increasing connections between physical form and human behaviour. Jan is the retired Professor of Urban Design, The School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, … Continue reading

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Who owns your emails? Are they property?

Oswal v Carson involves an application for an interlocutory injunction by the wife of the former managing director of a company in receivership to restrain the receivers having access to her emails hosted on the company’s server.¬† Mrs Oswal alleged … Continue reading

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Damages for breach of contract for sale of development property

Portbury Development Co Pty Ltd v Mackali considered the requirements of a notice of rescission of a contract of sale of a development property and an assessment of the Vendor’s damages. It is fundamental that damages for breach of contract … Continue reading

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