August 17, 2018

Inheritance Disputes

It is an unfortunate, but all too common, scenario that upon the death of a family member – usually a parent – the spouse or children of that family member are left fighting over who …

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August 16, 2018

Investing in machinery: will it do the job?

A large investment for any business is the purchase of machinery and equipment.  With more sophisticated technology available every year, not only are there increased costs involved with purchasing the machinery, there is also a …

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August 15, 2018

Unfair Terms in Farm Contracts

We are continually amazed and frustrated by the tendency of farmers, even large and successful farmers, to sign contracts without reading them or trying to negotiate unfair provisions of the contracts. Few business people, in …

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August 15, 2018

Is Your Llama Registered?

The movement of livestock in Western Australia (WA) is heavily regulated, with a mandatory livestock ownership, identification, and movement reporting system. The regulatory emphasis on stock traceability is aimed at maintaining access to export markets, …

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June 21, 2017

Unfair Contracts in the Agribusiness Industry

ACCC commissioner Mick Keogh announced in 2016 “imbalances in bargaining power are particularly common in agricultural supply chains and the ACCC wants farmers to be aware of new protections”. All new and renewed standard form contracts …

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