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Customs Compliance – Now is the Time To Be More Vigilant than Ever

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This article was originally published in the Autumn edition of Across Borders, which can be found here Generally, Australia’s customs duty rates of 0-5% are not sufficient to motivate deliberate evasion of duty. In an...

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Why You Need a Lawyer in Your Next Lease Transaction

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At first glance, the relevance of an article about property leasing to transport operators may not be obvious. Well, your fleet has to reside somewhere and it’s likely you will need to lease premises for...

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When Land-Use Planning and Road Management Lumber Logistics

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Transport operators’ and transport industry suppliers’ core need for the public road network goes without saying. What is just as vital, but sometimes overlooked, is ensuring continued access to that network, and the best access...

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Four Key Areas to Look Out For in Your Customer’s Transport Services Agreement

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Increasingly, customers are insisting that transport companies use their Transport Services Agreement, rather than the transport operator’s own terms and conditions. These customers will have undoubtedly allocated significant risks away from them to you, their...

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Update | Banking and Finance | March 2019

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In this issue Implementation of reforms recommended by the Banking Royal Commission Spotlight on Internal Dispute Resolution processes and procedures Government announces review of financial counselling sector and funding arrangements ASIC consults on updating its...

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Indonesia and Australia Finally Ink a Free Trade Agreement

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On 4 March Australian and Indonesia signed a free trade agreement that has been a long time in the making.  Australia and Indonesia are both parties to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA limiting the additional benefit...

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Clean Up Australia – 29 Years of Caring for Our Environment

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Thirty years ago Clean Up Sydney Harbour was conceived by yachtsman Ian Kiernan. After its inaugural success, Clean Up Australia began its operations in 1990. Fast forward to 2019 and Clean Up Australia is Australia’s...

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Australian Tariff Classification Update

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Classification of common household products is not as straightforward as it seems  What do baby wipes, vitamins, weight loss tablets and apple cider have in common? They have all been the subject of Australian legal...

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The keys are in the Porsche

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Good transport operators always have their clients accept their carefully drafted terms and conditions, which usually acts to exclude liability for their negligence. In an industry where margins are tight, prices are often set on...

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Update | Banking and Finance | February 2019

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In this issue Royal Commission releases its final report Mutual sector announces review of Customer Owned Banking Code of Practice Banks have until July 2019 to comply with new Banking Code of Practice AFCA and...

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Private Business Exits

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In the first of a four part video series, Principal Nick Miller provides practical advice for private business owners looking to exit. Watch now

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Uncertainty Continues for the Proportionate Liability Regime in Australia

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In two recent cases, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has considered the issue as to whether the proportionate liability provisions in the Commonwealth legislation apply in circumstances where a plaintiff has...

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