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.
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.
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.
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.
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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