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Behind the Metaphor: Lifting the Corporate Veil

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Behind the Metaphor: Lifting the Corporate Veil

A company, as it currently stands, assumes a separate legal personality from its shareholders, using this metaphor to ‘hide’ its directors behind the ‘corporate veil.’[1] The purpose of this structure is to encourage entrepreneurship through the shifting of risks of business failure to the company’s creditors.[2] The courts are reluctant to lift this ‘corporate veil’, often leaving creditors in a disadvantaged position should the company fail.

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Reducing Australia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Analysis of Legislative and Non-Legislative Mechanisms (Part 1):

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Reducing Australia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Analysis of Legislative and Non-Legislative Mechanisms (Part 1):

The sheer volume of overwhelming evidence pointing to its existence has catapulted global warming and the associated climate change to a position as the defining political challenge of the 21st century. Its cause stems from the rapid pace of development that has followed the industrial revolution, as our machines and our factories pump ton upon ton of carbon into the atmosphere, heating the world at an ever-increasing pace. We stand at the tipping point now as countries race to implement mechanisms that will curb this behaviour and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to sustainable levels.

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Unapproved Alterations When Purchasing Property:

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Unapproved Alterations When Purchasing Property:

I was recently tasked with writing a few blog articles for the firm I'm currently working with and I thought I'd share one with you here. The following is an article that contains some advice for buyers purchasing a house that may have alterations that were not approved by council. 

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