On 14 September 2016, the new Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner (the Minister) announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking within Northern Territory at the South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference, an oil and gas summit in Darwin.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from a Melbourne-based fruit and vegetable wholesaler, Young Sang & Co (Aust) Pty Ltd (Young Sang), for breaches of the Horticulture Code of Conduct (the Code).
On Thursday (15 September 2016) the Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 was introduced into the Senate by the Attorney General Senator George Brandis, along with the re-introduction of the previously lapsed Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016 (Lapsed 17 April 2016 on prorogation of 44th Parliament). Both Bills are seen as important parts of the government's approach to terrorism and how to deal with its perpetrators.
The Federal Government, on 15 September 2016, reintroduced the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016 (CTH) (the Bill). The Bill was left in the Senate at Second Reading stage after the dissolution of Parliament on 9 May 2016.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against an online e-cigarette retailer, The Joystick Company Pty Ltd (Joystick), for alleged false or misleading representations that its products did not contain any toxins or formaldehyde, were “independent from” chemicals found in conventional cigarettes, and had been approved by the ACCC.
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