Senate Inquiry into Financial Related Crime: Public Hearing Submissions Made

Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 1.58 p.m. | Crime | Trade & Commerce

After recent public hearings in Canberra (8-10 September 2014), the Senate Inquiry in Financial Related Crime has released further documents relating to additional questions raised in the hearings.

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Corporations Legislation Amendments (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014: Key Amendments

Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12.16 p.m. | Corporate & Regulatory

Yesterday, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, Mr Michael McCormack, introduced the Corporations Legislation Amendments (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (Cth) into the House of Representatives.  The Bill is part of the package of legislation that the Government has introduced under its “red-tape repeal” program.

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ACCC Looks to Reduce Injuries Caused by Cosmetics

Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10.10 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

In a speech to the Accord Cosmetic & Personal Care Conference on 22 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Deputy Chair, Delia Rickard, outlined activities aimed at ensuring safe products and accurate marketing claims in the cosmetic industry and also noted that cosmetics accounted for approximately 30 per cent of injury reports in the past year.

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Daniel's Law to be Introduced in NT

Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11.47 a.m. | Crime

The Northern Territory is set to introduce a bill into parliament nicknamed Daniel’s Law. The law is named after Daniel Morcombe, the 13 year old boy who was murdered by sex offender Brett Peter Cowan, and will set up a sex offender public register. 

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The Trans-Pacific Tango Over IP Laws that is TPP Continues

Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11.00 a.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

In recent months we have reported on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (the TPP) the conclusion of which, in the past, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DEFAT) has indicated is:

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