Civil Aviation Authority  Funding – Have Your Say
Civil Aviation Authority Funding – Have Your Say
10 July 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The CAA is undertaking a review of its funding framework for the provision of regulatory services.
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Carriage and Delivery of Goods
Carriage and Delivery of Goods
18 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Increased limit under Carriage of Goods Act 1979 and new guarantee as to delivery under Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
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Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
10 June 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
In 2012, Rick Shera was invited by the Privacy Commissioner to speak alongside internationally renowned privacy and security expert, Bruce Schneier. Here, lovingly restored, is Rick's talk ...
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UAV Near Misses
UAV Near Misses
05 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (equivalent to New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission) has recently reported on two near misses between UAVs and manned aircraft (in one case a DHC- 8 and in the other a Bell 412 rescue helicopter).
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Goodbye to Postal Rule
Goodbye to Postal Rule
04 June 2014 | By  Rick Shera
In the days when most things went by physical post, in envelopes, delivered by actual people, in real life, mostly on bikes, the law developed the the postal rule. It is an exception to the general rule of contract formation ...
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Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
03 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
In a post script to our earlier case note on the “Easy Rider” fishing boat prosecution, penalties have now been imposed on vessel owner AZ1 Enterprises Ltd, and on the company’s director, both of whom were convicted for breaches of the Maritime Transport Act and the Health & Safety in Employment Act.
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Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
29 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which will create a new “Health and Safety at Work Act”, is presently charting its course through Parliament. The intention is that it will come into force on 1 April 2015...
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The Chain of Responsibility
The Chain of Responsibility
28 May 2014 | By  Barbara Versfelt
In 2005, the so called "chain of responsibility” (CoR) offences were introduced in Part 6C of the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and in 2011 the Court was given the power to issue a search warrant to constables investigating such offences.
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Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
21 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd (STX), the demise charterer of M.V. New Giant, found itself in financial strife and sought relief under Korean bankruptcy laws to enable a re-organisation of the business to occur. Meanwhile various creditors with claims against the ship sought to protect their themselves by filing proceedings in admiralty and arresting the ship..
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Beware the full frontal selfie
Beware the full frontal selfie
20 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
Aaron Smith is an All Black rugby player. In New Zealand that means anything he does is newsworthy but it's hard to imagine anything more likely to attract publicity than his full frontal nude selfie that made its way to twitter recently. The way in which this occurred though raises important privacy and criminal law questions.
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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
11 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
TPP is described as a free trade agreement, but it is much more than that. It is expected to cover trade in goods, tariff reduction, rules of origin, trade remedies and international dispute resolution, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy. Its promoters describe it as a comprehensive, gold standard, 21st Century, future proofed agreement ...
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Lowdown - Autumn 2014
Lowdown - Autumn 2014
07 April 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2014 Autumn edition of Lowdown. This edition covers critical Law Changes in force, as well as ...
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