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Export Market Development Grants scheme

During these difficult times, when market confidence is at a low, access to government grants can give Australian businesses a much needed cash injection.

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COVID-19: is it a force majeure event?

Considering whether force majeure will apply to contractual arrangements affect by the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, what are the practical next steps.

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Australia’s first federal modern slavery laws

Australia’s Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) passed through Parliament on 29 November 2018 with strong support from both sides of the House and the Senate. The...

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Modern slavery update

In a win for corporate social responsibility and human rights, Australia's first modern slavery legislation passed both houses of parliament yesterday. Globa...

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Delivering the goods: transport providers roped in

Until this week, transport and storage service providers were exempt from complying with the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). This r...

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Illegal logging compliance for non-loggers

If you import paper, tissues, wooden handled brushes, timber furniture, paper bags, cigarette papers or other regulated timber products the due diligence obliga...

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Part 1: It’s all about the price tag, naturally

The Full Court of the Federal Court recently found that Aldi shoppers should know they are not buying premium boutique products and should interpret labels accordingly.[1] The plain facts The Court overturned the primary judge’s decision. Referring to the ‘cheapest part of one of the cheapest stores’, it found Aldi’s use of ‘naturals’ on hair care products was not misleading…

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The Australian connection – GST & low value goods

From 1 July 2018, low value imported goods supplied to consumers will be subject to GST. Amendments to the GST legislation remove the GST exemption previousl...

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News & Press

Hear what happened in Canberra? No, not that

All eyes have been on the Australian Prime Minister this month, but you may have missed the news that Parliament has passed consumer protection laws. These laws...

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