Paula Pyburne


Bills Digest: Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017

The purpose of the Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 is to implement a board governance structure for certain superannuation funds that requires at least one third of trustee directors to be independent and that the chair also be independent.

Australian Governments and dilemmas in filtering the Internet: juggling freedoms against potential for harm

This paper examines proposed internet filtering policies in Australia from the 1990s to 2014 and discusses some of their ideological underpinnings. Executive summary The Internet is a revolutionary source of information and its dissemination; and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals without regard...

Franchising in Australia: striking a balance or tipping the balance?

A franchise is an arrangement in which a ‘brand’ owner allows a franchisee to trade under that brand and typically either allows, or requires, the franchisee to use the franchisor’s business and marketing systems. This research paper examines whether the former Government’s mooted legislative amendments...