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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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CoR – New safety duties for the supply chain

If you are part of the supply chain you will have a positive duty to ensure the safety of your transport activities ‘so far as reasonably practicable’. A...

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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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Is it really organic?

With rising consumer demand for organic products, the ACCC is cracking down on misleading labelling claims. Before labelling your products as organic, consider...

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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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Playing fair

In life, we frequently see power players flexing their proverbial muscles. From setting the status quo, to further leveraging their lead, the smaller player oft...

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PRIVATE – keep out!

It is easy to forget the little things when you delegate your responsibilities, especially if your delegates are the ‘experts’. However, some seemingly ‘s ...

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Sign on the dotted line

In an age of rapid changes in commerce, almost every norm of business processes has been challenged. But the handwritten signature for executing legal documents...

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