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Signed, attached and emailed: The court’s take on electronic signatures and recent temporary COVID-19 amendments to the Corporations Act regarding electronic execution

As part of the response to the COVID crisis, temporary measures have been introduced to facilitate the electronic execution of documents. In this blog we consider whether those measures would have changed the decision in the Bendigo Case and the extent to which they are likely to remain temporary.  
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Amendment to the Corporations Act - technology use

The law now allows technology use for company meetings and execution of documents. This change was made in response to the social distancing and health requirements amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Hicksons Appoints New Property Partner

Highly regarded in her field, Rebecca joins the Property, Planning and Construction team and will be integral in shaping and positioning our property practice, whilst continuing to provide sustainable value for our clients in meeting their strategic objectives. She brings with her a wealth of experience across technology and innovation, which will drive efficiencies through automation and precedent management.
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Hicksons hosts Sydney-based space meetup OrbitOz for the first time

On 28 February 2018, Hicksons had the pleasure of hosting OrbitOz’s monthly meetup.
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Welcome to our new site

Hicksons are excited by the launch of our new website.
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Australian Government to establish National Space Agency

On 25 September 2017, the Australian Government announced its intention to establish a national space agency. The announcement came at the onset of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC2017) which was held in Adelaide, South Australia from 25-29 September 2017.
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Government calls for submissions regarding Australia’s space industry capability

On 13 July 2017, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science announced a review of Australia’s space industry capability, with an aim to understand how Australia may capitalise on the increasing opportunities in the global space industry sector.
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Reform proposals for Australian space legislation

On 24 October 2015, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science announced review of the Space Activities Act 1998 (Cth). 

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