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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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Increasing prices during COVID-19 (part 3)

This part 3 bulletin focuses on the new express prohibition against price gouging when re-supplying certain PPE and disinfectant goods during this extraordinary time.

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Increasing prices during COVID-19 (part 2)

Businesses may justify a price increase by falsely referring to supply issues or other reasons related to COVID-19. This part 2 bulletin focuses on how this may also be a contravention of the ACL.

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