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'Cheers' to compliant advertising of alcohol

Marketing alcohol is inherently difficult. It is held to greater scrutiny than other food and beverage products. Unsurprisingly, this means that smart ideas like Bob Hawke sculling a beer, though catchy and differentiating, can be non-compliant...

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Responsible marketing of food and beverages

'Huge news! 10 Grand Massive Quadruple Beef Burgers for the price of 1!'Tempting, but the use of a tag line like this in an advertising campaign would likely breach Australian advertising codes. Advertising of food and beverages...

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The new AANA advertising Code of Ethics

On 1 February 2021, the new advertising Code of Ethics (Code), adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), came into effect. The AANA has published an accompanying Practice Note to in order to assist...

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Businesses face penalties for unfair contract terms

State and territory consumer affairs ministers have recently agreed to strengthen the Australian Consumer Law unfair contract terms regime. Key proposed changes, as outlined in the Treasury’s Regulation Impact Statement...

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New ingredient suppliers? Don’t forget the label

Global supply chains have been interrupted due to COVID-19. Given this, businesses with new, temporary suppliers of ingredients need to ensure labels continue to be accurate and compliant with CoOL requirements.

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Modern slavery reporting and the impact of COVID-19

While the obligation to report and publish a modern slavery statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) remains largely unchanged by COVID-19, reporting entities must be aware of the impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable workers in their supply chains.

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COVID-19: Temporary changes to insolvency laws

In recognition of the financial hardships faced by Australian businesses over the upcoming months, the Australian Government has enacted the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020 (CERP Legislation) to provide...

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Top 4 legal considerations for online business

In this new era of COVID-19, online business is more essential than ever. Whether an established online business or a new online player, here are 4 key legal considerations for optimising online operations.

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COVID-19: Code of Conduct for tenancies

The National Cabinet’s mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies (Code) was released on 7 April 2020. Targeted at SMEs impacted by COVID-19...

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COVID-19: Issues for businesses

Businesses are having to deal with unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19. Below are some of the challenges your business may need to think about. What do the terms of your lease say? Does the National Cabinet's Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies apply and how can it assist you?

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