Licensing best ensures licenceholders meet standards so they are able to perform their duties. You can gain alicence or check if a company or person is licensed to do the job.
The ACCC's primary responsibility is to ensurethat individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fairtrading and consumer protection laws. A Memorandum of Understanding with the ACCC covering liaison, cooperation, assistance, jointenquiries and exchange of confidential information arrangements was signed on21 December 2004.
ABLIS, the Australian Business Licence and InformationService, helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals,registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to knowabout to meet your compliance responsibilities.
ASIC's small business hub. ASIC guide for small businessdirectors Learn more about your responsibilities as a company director, includingpotential liabilities.
Leasing business premises is a very large and complexcommitment. It is very important that you take your time to consider thesuitability of the premises and the lease that comes with them. Avoidbeing coaxed, pressured or persuaded into an arrangement that may not be whatit seems and turn out not to be suitable for your business.
Entering into a commercial tenancy agreement or lease is a significantbusiness decision. It is a legally binding contract that will affect the valueof your business. When you sign a lease you commit to paying rent and outgoingsand fulfilling all other obligations in the lease for the term specified.
Knowing what to look for in a lease is vital and you should seek legal advicebefore committing yourself. If you are preoccupied and emotionally involvedwith moving into premises, you may fail to give the lease proper attention orseek professional advice.
The Clean Energy Regulator is responsible foradministering legislation that will reduce carbon emissions and increase theuse of clean energy. ASIC is responsible for overseeing activities that involvefinancial services for regulated emissions units and the financial markets thattrade them. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean EnergyRegulator on 1 June 2012.
Small Business Commissioner has moved to a new shopfrontlocation at 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.
Protect yourself and your business by being aware of thecommon scams targeting small businesses.
FSANZ sets foodlabelling standards in the Food Standards Code. Thesestandards are enforced by the Australian states and territories and, in NewZealand, by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Some laws other than the ACL imposelabelling requirements for particular products or in particular circumstances.
A contract is a verbal or writtenagreement to do work in exchange for some benefit, usually a payment. Theagreement is able to be enforced in the courts.
A contract may be enforced by a courtwhether it is verbal or in writing. However, a written contract is morereliable and less risky because it doesn't depend on one person's word againstanother. This section aims to help you draft your own contract or negotiate abetter deal in a contract that is provided to you by the hirer.
TheAustralian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rightsand legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder'srights.
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The ACCC promotes competition and fairtrade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community. We alsoregulate national infrastructure services.