Dumping duty assessments – A possible solution to unexpected dumping duties

With rates sometimes exceeding 100%, dumping duties are one of the key focus areas of the Australian Border Force and importers.  Importers can face unexpected dumping duty bills that run into the millions of dollars and feel tha...

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Privacy and Data Protection Fundamentals: Are You Keeping it Private?

What does the restaurant booking you just made, your tenancy application, and the latest app for your customers all have in common? Personal information and privacy. Privacy and data breaches are hot topics here and overseas. ...

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Recent Changes to Employment Legislation and Regulations

In this edition: Changes to thresholds and rates Casual conversion Casual loading and double dipping Long Service Leave Act New Victorian Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme New Labour Hire Licensing Schem...

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The unintended outcome of the US China Trade war – Australian manufacturers accuse US exporters of unfair trade practices

In the trade war between the US and China it is the Chinese that are painted by the US as not playing by the rules. In an ironic turn of events, the Australian Government is now investigating claims that in response to the US Chin...

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Ready, Set, Go! – Tracking the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission

Click here to download a copy of this report The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry made 76 recommendations to improve the sector. With so many d...

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Social and climate change impacts considered in rejecting development consent for new coal mine: The Rocky Hill case

On 8 February 2019 Chief Justice Preston of the Land and Environment Court handed down his judgement in Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7. The case involved the refusal of development consent ...

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