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Paying the price for grape claims: ACCC pursues misleading representations and Horticulture Code breaches

Paying the price for grape claims: ACCC pursues misleading representations

The ACCC has recently been active in challenging businesses in the food and agribusiness sector for making misleading representations, for non-compliance with the Horticultural Code of Conduct and...

05 July 2021
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The new Victorian environment protection legislation - further EPA Guidance released

The EPA has continued to release relevant guidance to assist business to interpret and apply the duties and obligations in the new Act.

02 July 2021

The new Victorian environment protection legislation - are you ready for 1 July?

After a delayed start due to Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption in 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (new Act) is commencing on 1 July 2021.

07 June 2021

Further seeds of doubt in relation to duty of care for pure economic loss

Contamination allegedly caused by agricultural products is a fast-growing area for plaintiff class action lawyers.

15 April 2021

The challenges (and terrors) of long term brand licensing deals

Structuring and negotiating a long term brand licensing deal is always challenging, even terrifying. The brand owner wants to protect it. The licensee wants the confidence to build...

16 March 2021

AgriThinking: Navigating the maze of laws on animal welfare in agribusiness research

Research in animal-based agricultural sectors is critical to improve productivity growth, sustainability and resilience of those sectors as well as the welfare of animals.

17 February 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

ACCC inquiry into perishable agricultural products

ACCC commences new inquiry into perishable agricultural products and the dairy code.

04 September 2020

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

06 August 2020
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