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2019-10-04

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  • Seyfarth announces two partner appointments in Australia: Justine Giuliani and Philippa Noakes

    Seyfarth is pleased to announce the promotion of Justine Giuliani and Philippa Noakes to the position of Partner with the firm. Stephen Crilly has also been promoted to Counsel. The partner appointments of Justine and Philippa bring the total partner promotions from within the team to four since the Australian offices of Seyfarth opened in...

  • Changes to family and domestic violence leave in Australia

    From today, Australian permanent and casual employees working for non-small business employers can access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave (FDV Leave) every 12 months to deal with the impacts of family and domestic violence. This new entitlement replaces the previous National Employment Standards entitlement to 5 days of unpaid FDV Leave. Employees...

  • Australia Proposes New Antidiscrimination Requirements For Religious Educational Institutions

    On January 27, the Australian Law Reform Commission released a 54-page Consultation Paper on Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws (full text). The Commission summarized the Paper in a press release: The Australian Law Reform Commission seeks stakeholder submissions on proposals to change the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions....

  • Can a Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Rule Lead to Emissions Reductions?

    In response to growing concern about the effects of climate change, different regions of the world have adopted mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) disclosure rules, including Australia, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Notably, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an extensive climate reporting rule in 2022. The goal of these programs is...

  • Australian Patent Filings Declined Slightly in 2022, but Held at Historic Highs by Strong International Interest

    In 2022, for the second year running, the number of standard patent applications filed in Australia exceeded 30,000.  While there was a slight decline of 0.5% compared with 2021, filings remained at a historic high.  This was, however, primarily due to continuing growth of nearly 1% in applications originating overseas.  Applications from Australian residents fell...

  • In-House Work in the Wake of COVID

    In “My Take,” a feature from ACC Docket, Adrian Goss, GC of Bauer Media, Australia’s largest magazine and digital publisher and former National President of ACC Australia, discusses in-house collaboration in the post-COVID environment.

  • EU rejects call to ban kangaroo meat imports

    The European Commission has rejected an appeal to ban imports of kangaroo meat from Australia for reasons that included food safety. A petition was filed by three groups on the grounds of public health, animal welfare and species conservation. Lega Anti Vivisezione (LAV), World Animal Protection and Eurogroup for Animals claim that high levels of...

  • Two Salmonella outbreaks linked to chicken in Australia

    Two Salmonella outbreaks have been found to be associated with kebab shops in an Australian state with people falling sick in 2021 and 2022, according to recent reports. The first included 12 cases of Salmonella Agona, with nine patients reporting eating chicken from the same kebab shop in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. The...

  • Baby cucumbers suspected in Australian Salmonella outbreak

    Almost 20 people have fallen sick in an Australian state with baby cucumbers suspected as being the source of infection. The Western Australia (WA) Department of Health has linked 19 illnesses to Qukes brand baby cucumbers supplied by Perfection Fresh. The grower has not been named but production of cucumbers has stopped. Sick people range...

  • Australia to consider change to food irradiation rules

    An application has been made to amend food irradiation rules in Australia. The proposal seeks to increase the maximum permitted energy level of machines generating X-rays for irradiating food from 5 to 7.5 megaelectronvolts (MeV) as long as the X-ray target is made of tantalum or gold. The assessment will not start until October 2023 with a...

Featured documents

  • Who Ordered the Food Poisoning?

    Food poisoning is rampant in Australia, as it is in all developed countries, and it’s increasing at an alarming rate, and the problem is not confined to fast foods. Potentially lethal bacteria are turning up daily in a wide variety of foods. According to European surveys, salmonella now inhabits up ...

  • Salmonellosis, sprouts – Australia (Western Australia): recall

    Small children are among more than 100 West Australians who have fallen ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating sprouts sold in supermarkets. Contaminated alfalfa sprouts, mung beans, bean shoots and other sprout products by Parilla Fresh have been sold in Action, Coles and Woolworths...

  • Hepatitis A scare hits Sydney school

    22.aug.06 Yahoo News http://au.news.yahoo.com/060822/2/108lf.html About 300 students at a Sydney, Australia, school will be given preventative drugs after a tuck shop worker tested positive for hepatitis A. NSW Health was cited as saying a clinic would be set up on Wednesday at St Patrick’s College,...

  • Be careful using creative commons images on your blog

    Shel Holtz, an Internet PR expert, has picked up on recent lawsuit brought by a Texas minor whose photograph was used by Virgin Australia in an advertising campaign. The suit alleges using the photo is a violation of the subject’s privacy rights. Shel directs us to a CNN interview with the...

  • New Australian Nano-Regulation Report

    The Australian Office of Nanotechnology recently released a report prepared for the Australian government by the Centre for Regulatory Studies at Monash University —  “A review of possible impacts of nanotechnology on Australia’s regulatory framework.” Among other things, the report identifies six...

  • The Assessment of Amnesia Following Mild TBI

    I recently found a website which I think will be very helpful to the readers of my blog. The site is an online presentation established by the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University in Australia which is designed to assist people who have suffered from a mild Traumatic Brain Injurythrough ...

  • Australia passes 20% renewable energy target by 2020

    From my colleague Adam Walters: On August 20 the Australian government announced the passage of a bill quadrupling its Renewable Energy Target (RET) to ensure that 20% (approximately 45,000 GWh) of Australia’s electricity is generated from renewable energy sources by 2020.   How does Australia’s...

  • New Science from Australia for Persons with Mesothelioma

    Courtesy of a friend in Australia, here is a link to a story on new radiotherapy science developed in Australia that is bringing some new hope for perhaps two more years of life for persons suffering from mesothelioma. Key excerpts are as follows: Breakthrough in fight against mesothelioma By Lindy ...

  • Australia considers national security whistleblowing

    The Australian Law Reform Commission recommended that national security whistleblowers should face criminal sanctions only when their disclosures, “damage national security, interfere with an investigation and endanger someone’s life or safety.” The Commission also recommended that a new law create ...

  • O.K., F-Cubed Claims Are Out, But What About F-Squared Claims?

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in the Morrison v. National Australia Bank case made it clear U.S. securities laws do not allow so-called “f-cubed” cases — securities claims against foreign domiciled companies and brought by foreign-domiciled claimants who purchased their company...

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