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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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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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The ‘valve’ is off on Steam’s refund policy

A battle between ACCC and Valve Corporation (Valve) has ended. The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court ruled that Valve (one of the world’s largest onl...

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Toughening up Victoria’s dangerous goods laws

Amendments to the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) introducing new dangerous goods related offences and harsher penalties for non-compliance commenced 7 November 2019 following a swift passage through parliament. The Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Bill 2019 (Vic), was introduced as part of the Victorian Government’s response to the discovery of approximately 6.5 million litres of waste chemicals illegally…

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FOB and Containerised Goods: An Awkward Relationship

The International Chamber of Commerce's international commercial terms, known as Incoterms®, are well known to those involved in trade...

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Navigating the modern slavery framework

The Modern Slavery Act 2019 (Cth) requires companies with a group annual consolidated revenue over $100 million to publish an annual statement on how they asses...

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‘Free from’ and hypoallergenic cosmetics claims

The EU cosmetic industry is grappling with new guidelines on using ‘free from’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ in product claims.Our TTR Group outline how the guid...

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NSW Modern Slavery Act defective?

The implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) has been delayed but reporting is still required under the federal modern slavery legislation. Our TTR G...

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Not-so-natural remedies

Natural or almost natural remedy? Recently released TGA guidelines and criteria set a high bar for the use of ‘natural’ claims in advertising (and labelling...

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