The Australian Federal Government has announced that up to 1,000 items of legislation and regulations have been repealed by the Federal Parliament in what has been named as the "Spring Repeal Day". The day is part of the government's plans to reduce government red tape for businesses, community groups and individuals.
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.
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:
A man who has been living in Canberra since the late 1990s is currently facing extradition to Bosnia to be charged over war crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s. Krunoslav Bonic, 39, was arrested in early October.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry have reversed their decision on the burqa ban in parliamentary proceedings made earlier in the month. The back down followed a huge public outcry over the ruling which criticised the ban as a disgusting violation to the freedom of Australian women.