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Court punishes dad for telling porkies at petrol station

When Toowoomba man Kyle Scott Joyce forgot his wallet when getting fuel, he left his licence with staff with the intention to return and pay.

But he failed to return …
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Do you supply on retention of title terms? How to protect your title
2 years ago

Do you supply on retention of title terms? How to protect your title

A supplier of goods, including petrol products, may seek to protect its position by including a retention of title (RoT) clause in the underlying supply contract. An RoT clause provides …
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Actual and apparent authority: don’t run the risk
2 years ago

Actual and apparent authority: don’t run the risk

Michael Joyce, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Given the fast paced nature of the fuel distribution, wholesaling and retailing business, directors often rely on subordinates to arrange marketing, purchases and sales. …
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Striking a balance in branding agreements
3 years ago

Striking a balance in branding agreements

By  •  Legal

Australia has approximately 6,400 retail service stations, with the majority branded as one of the major oil companies, such as BP, Caltex, Mobil or Shell. However, a relatively small number …
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Ethanol in fuel laws linked to ‘substantial’ Manildra donations
3 years ago

Ethanol in fuel laws linked to ‘substantial’ Manildra donations

Friday 29 April 2016 11:59AM

Ethanol producer Manildra’s political donations are under new scrutiny as details emerge about the dissatisfaction in Liberal ranks with NSW’s ethanol in fuel laws. Mark Davis
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Manildra money: did a big political donor buy favourable legislation?

 

Sunday 1 May 2016 8:05AM (view full episode)

Manildra is one of Australia’s biggest political donors, and now the NSW government has mandated that all service stations must sell ethanol …
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Petroleum Contract Series: Carrying too much liability under carrier agreements
3 years ago

Petroleum Contract Series: Carrying too much liability under carrier agreements

By  •  Legal

Australia’s downstream petroleum industry is continuing its evolution into a complex commercial environment that combines sophisticated multinationals, emerging national fuel businesses and local goods and service providers. For many years, …
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Contaminated Land Regulation in NSW
3 years ago

Contaminated Land Regulation in NSW

By  •  Legal

A recent decision by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court (“the Court”) in the case of Kempsey Shire Council v Slade is a timely and important reminder of …
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Important changes to contract laws for small business

By  •  ACAPMA, Legal

On 20 October 2015, new legislation was passed that extends unfair contract protection laws to small businesses. Under the new laws, if a court considers the term of a standard …
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