Whistleblower legislation – implications on your business

The Federal Government released its long-awaited draft whistleblower protection legislation on 23 October 2017. If passed as currently drafted, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers)...

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Worried retailers advised to get online

Despite a string of recent receiverships and Kiwis continuing to shop overseas, New Zealand retail sales are growing. In the year to June, retail growth was up 3.7 per cent, outpacing economic growth...

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In Retail – New Zealand FY17 in Review

SNAPSHOT FY17 retail growth was strong at 3.7% (nominal 5.5%) and continued to outpace the broader economy, with GDP growing 2.7%. Retail growth in FY17 was spread across the country,...

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In Retail – FY17 in Review

SNAPSHOT Retail sales up 2.9% to $307 billion Online sales slowing, but continuing to outpace traditional retail sales Consumer confidence in pessimistic territory and down a...

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Cybersecurity is not just a ‘big business’ issue

Cybersecurity risk affects us all, whether we have taken the time to consider it or not, and independent of whether we have had the foresight to develop a plan to deal with it. Every time we use...

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Congratulations to McGrathNicol Partners Jason Ireland and Robert Smith on joining the Boart Longyear board as non-executive directors

Boart Longyear Limited (ASX:BLY) – Boart Longyear announces changes to its Board of Directors in conjunction with the implementation of its recapitalisation. Read...

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In-house counsel as trusted business advisor

It is inevitable that some, perhaps even a good deal of, an in-house counsel’s time can be spent managing disputes. It is a vital role to defend the business against claims from external parties...

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Cyber Alert – The life of a Hacked PC

A compromised or “Hacked PC” affects more than just that device. It introduces risk to an entire connected ecosystem and can play a critical role in a much larger web of cybercrime....

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Market Conditions

Both traditional and online retail sales grew in May 2017 (seasonally adjusted, 0.6% and 1.3% respectively) despite the downward trend in consumer confidence in recent months. While consumer...

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Market Conditions

Despite a trend towards slower growth in both traditional and online retail sales and consumer confidence showing a clear downward trajectory in recent months, traditional retail sales grew by 1% in...

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