Five Things You Need To Know About The Civil Procedure Amendment Act 2012

The Civil Procedure Amendment Act 2012 (Vic) ("the Amending Act") has recently been passed and commences in two stages; all amendments except those relating to certification start on 24 December 2012, the certification amendments ...

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Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement to Commence on 1 January 2013

Readers would be aware of earlier commentary on the signing of the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement ("MAFTA") on 22 May 2012 and many of the provisions of the MAFTA. This has also been the subject of presentation of various...

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Employment Law – Dad and Partner Pay: What do employers need to know?

Flexible working arrangement: when is it ok to say no?, we discussed a Fair Work Australia decision concerning a request made by a single working dad to his employer for a flexible working arrangement in order to provide care for...

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Penalty Unit Value to Increase as do Risks for Breach and Failure to Comply

Of recent time, various Federal Government agencies have commented that levels of compliance with Federal legislation have dropped and that perhaps it was time to increase penalties associated with various offences. The aim wou...

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Government Announces New Anti-Dumping Commission

Readers will recall from our e-alert of 27 November 2012, we brought you news of the Report of the Brumby Review into Australia's anti-dumping regime. Our e-alert identified three main recommendations following that Review in t...

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Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2012

On 28 November 2012, the Minister for Home Affairs, Jason Clare, introduced the Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2012 (the Bill) into the House of Representatives.  These amendments were canvassed in the Australian Customs ...

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