Steel pipe classification case decided against Customs based on French translation of HS Code

Customs famously went to the High Court arguing that the interpretation of the Australian tariff classification legislation should be interpreted consistently with the French version of the harmonised system (HS) for tariff classi...

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Latest Updates from AFCA

1. Business Booming 2. AFCA gives more time to resolve complaints 3. Significant Event Response Plans – Is AFCA prejudging the Issue? 4. Two recent cases consider AFCA powers 5. Did the making of a decision by AFCA involve a...

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Man Overboard! – Stand Down in the Time of Covid-19

In March, Australian businesses faced the impacts of Covid-19 and Government restrictions aimed at combatting the spread of the virus, which were being introduced quickly and before the JobKeeper scheme and other initiatives to su...

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COVID-19 Omnibus Regulations – Electronic signing of documents

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signing and Witnessing) Regulations 2020 were introduced on 11 May 2020 and can be accessed here. These were issued following the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergenc...

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The JobKeeper Payment Scheme – What do I need to know?

What payments are available to employers under the JobKeeper scheme? When is an employer eligible? When is an employee eligible? How do Employers nominate to participate? "One In All In" – An employer cannot pick and choose ...

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Lapsing of Development Consents in NSW – change of activities to consider

Current Position As Development Consents are expensive and time consuming to obtain, their retention has always been critical to developers, mining companies and landowners. Normally a Development Consent will lapse a date 5 y...

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