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Queensland University of Technology QUT Business School School of Accountancy WEEK 1 UNIT INFORMATION – 2011 In addition to the Official Unit outline found on QUT Virtual this document will provide specific information about the unit as it will run this semester. AYN 456: Business and Company Law Semester Semester 1 2011 Unit Coordinator Name: Gina Bozinovski Phone: Room: L5 Building B Email: gina.bozinovski@qut.edu.au Consultation Times 1pm Fridays with prior appointment CONTENT Content of the unit can be expanded from the Unit Outline to include specific topics by week. You may use the table below or design your own. Week s Topic Issues Reading 1 The Australian Legal System Introduction to the Australian Legal System - Classifying law and legal systems; - Australian legal system; - Federation and the Constitution; - Parliament, Executive, Judiciary; - Courts and the doctrine of Precedent; - Statutory interpretation; - Dispute resolution. Ch 1 2 – 4 Contract Law Introduction to Contracts Formation - Intention - Agreement - Consideration - Consent Terms - Express Terms - Implied Terms (Trade Practices Act) Misleading Conduct in Contract Law - Misrepresentation - Unconscionable conduct Misleading Conduct in Contract Law - Termination - Breach and Repudiation Ch 2 & 3 Ch 4 Ch 5 Ch 6 Page 1 of 8
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- Remedies 5 Australian Consumer Law Australian Consumer Law (formerly TPA) - Misleading and deceptive conduct - Manufacturer’s liability - Remedies under the Trade Practices Act . Reading Notes 6 Negligence Introduction to the tort of Negligence - Duty of care - Breach of duty - Causation and damage - Defences - Negligent misstatement Reading Notes 7 Business Structures and Regulation Business Structures - Sole Traders - Partnerships - Trusts - Non-profit organisations - Incorporation of companies - Separate legal entity doctrine 8 Company Management Internal Company Management Issues - Types of companies - Types of shares - Company Constitution The Company’s dealings with others - Promoters and pre-incorporation contracts - Contracting with third parties - Statutory assumptions Management functions - The role of management - The role of the director - The role of the board Ch 9 & 10 2
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9 - 11 Corporate Governance Directors and Officers Duties - Responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth); - Responsibilities under Common Law; - ASX Good Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. Fundraising and Disclosure - Fundraising options – debt to equity; - Fundraising legislative requirements under the Corporations Act 2001 (Clth); - Disclosure requirements - Periodic and continuous disclosure requirements under ASIC/ASX rules. Chs 10-11
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