Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HI6027
Unit Name: Business and Corporate Law
Assignment: Tutorial Questions 1
Due: 11:30pm 29th May 2020
Total Assignment Marks: 50 marks
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Critically examine the main features of the Australian legal system;
2. Critically examine the foundations of Australian company law;
3. Critically discuss and apply contract and tort law in business circumstances;
4. Critically analyse the concept of corporate internal rules and management;
5. Critically discuss and apply the legal framework that regulates a company’s dealings with outsiders;
6. Analyse the interaction between members’ rights, directors’ duties and corporate governance;
7. Analyse the procedures regarding external administration and winding up.
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are:
Explain the distinction between Exclusive Powers, Concurrent Powers and Residual Powers, which are outlined in the Australian Constitution. Give an example of each power. (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
You are in the train station waiting for your train to arrive. You see a vending machine from where you can buy snacks and chips for $3.50. Posted on the machine is a sign saying: “Property of XYZ Vendsolutions Pty Ltd”. You insert the coins required into the machine and out comes a packet of chips. However, when you open the packet of chips, you find bits of plastic inside and you don’t want to eat the chips. You want your money back.
With reference to the essential elements for the formation of a contract, explain:
a) Did you enter into a contract in this scenario? (5 marks, maximum 500 words)
b) If your answer is yes, with whom did you enter a contract? (5 marks, maximum 150 words)
What are the common law rules regarding contracts entered into by infants, and when are such contracts valid, voidable or void? (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
Explain the operation of the contra proferentem rule. Is such a rule defensible in today’s business environment? (10 marks, maximum 300 words)
In September, Amina hired Bryan as a delivery man. Bryan was to commence work on 1 November. On 1 October, Amina wrote to Bryan telling him that, despite their agreement, economic circumstances were such that she no longer required his services. Can Bryan sue Amina? Explain your answers in light of the principles learned on breach of contract. (10 marks, maximum 500 words)
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include material similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source, author, and page number.
In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues. All assessments will be automatically submitted to SafeAssign to assess their originality.
For further information and additional learning resources, students should refer to their Discussion Board for the unit.