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  • Allergens still dominate but recalls drop in Australia

    Undeclared allergens accounted for almost half of Australian food recalls in 2021, according to FSANZ data. Figures from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) show 38 of the 80 recalls were because of allergens. Twenty were prompted by a consumer complaint and eight by routine government testing. The root cause for allergen recalls was mainly...

  • Division and Conversion – the Continuing Life of the Australian Innovation Patent

    In the Patents chapter of its recently-published 2022 IP Report, IP Australia provides the usual annual filing statistics for 2021.  According to the report, there were 23,371 Australian standard patent applications filed as National Phase Entries (NPEs) from international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), 9,026 standard applications filed directly in Australia, making up...

  • Was RI Advice a watershed for cybersecurity law in Australia or a damp squib?

    In this article we distil critical lessons from the Federal Court’s recent decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd[1] and practical actions to be taken by Boards and executive management. Boards and organisations should assess their cybersecurity risk management activities in light of the decision and ask whether current...

  • Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement Issues Risk Indicators to Detect Illicit Financial Activity Involving NFTs

    On April 28, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (the J5), a global joint operational taxation group consisting of Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States, issued an intelligence bulletin (Bulletin), enumerating its perceived dangers of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs, ERC-20, and Fungibility Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are similar in the sense that...

  • Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement Issues Risk Indicators to Detect Illicit Financial Activity Involving NFTs

    On April 28, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (the J5), a global joint operational taxation group consisting of Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States, issued an intelligence bulletin (Bulletin), enumerating its perceived dangers of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs, ERC-20, and Fungibility Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are similar in the sense that...

  • Entitlement to indemnity and “Interests of Other Parties” clause (Australia)

    In this judgment the appeal court had to consider whether the claimant who owned goods damaged by fire at the insured’s warehouse premises was entitled to an indemnity under the relevant policy of insurance. The lower court held that on a proper construction of the “interests of other parties” clause in the policy as interpreted...

  • Conduct: Immediate action and public interest revisited.

    Following attention to this issue in NSW (under s 150 of the National Law in that jurisdiction), Lee v Medical Board of Australia [2022] WASAT 28 (on AUSTLII) focuses on similar issues under the Western Australian legislation (section 156). In the context of charges of domestic violence, the Tribunal considered the scope of public interest...

  • Nutricia infant formula tests positive for Cronobacter in Australia

    Nutricia infant formula has been found to contain Cronobacter after testing in Australia. A batch of KetoCal 3:1 was positive for Cronobacter spp. during testing at the border by customs officials. There have been no illnesses linked to the product, and the source of contamination is being investigated by the company. The implicated formula is...

  • Defamation: Chelmsford appeal.

    Herron v HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd [2022] FCAFC 68 (on AUSTLII). Conducted over two years from 1988-1990, the Royal Commission into Mental Health Services, otherwise known as the Chelmsford Royal Commission, examined mental health services in New South Wales. The commission, chaired by Justice John Slattery, specifically focused on the practices of the Chelmsford Private Hospital...

  • Upcoming Online Conference on ‘Inventorship in Patent Law’

    On Monday 16 May 2022 the European Patent Office (EPO) is running an online conference on ‘Inventorship in Patent Law’.  It commences at 1.30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is 9.30pm on the east coast of Australia (AEST), 9.00pm in South Australia, and a positively civilised 7.30pm in Western Australia.  It is, unfortunately, a...

Featured documents

  • Directory lists LL.M. programs worldwide

    What? Haven’t had enough of law school? LLM-Guide.com claims to be the most comprehensive directory on the Internet of master of laws programs, listing more than 370 postgraduate law programs in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia/New Zealand. The guide is published by Benjamin &...

  • The end of marketing departments?

    Are Marketing Departments and CMO’s on the way out as a way of doing business? Gerry Riskin talks about a recent law firm management consulting conference in Sydney, Australia. A consultant from McKinsey related that this major consulting organization does not have a marketing department. The...

  • Tibaldi pork recalled

    Ten cases of salmonella food poisoning have been linked to cured pork in Australia. The Department of Human Services has issued a recall of the pork after 10 people suffered salmonella food poising between April 20 and May 23. Tibaldi Smallgoods has agreed to voluntarily recall the capocollo. The...

  • Bakery shut after salmonella outbreak

    June 8, 2007 – IBN NEWS Full Story Australia – A bakery in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale has been ordered to close after nine customers fell ill with salmonella poisoning. Four people are still in hospital after eating products bought from the bakery on Springvale Road, which specialises in...

  • Heath Ledger’s Will Fails To Provide For His Child

    The New York Times reported today that Heath Ledger’s will made no provisions either for his young daughter, or for  her mother and former girlfriend  Michelle Williams. Instead, the actor left his entire estate to his parents and sisters back in his native Australia. Word has it that his family...

  • EPA Will Host Nanotechnology Conference in Chicago

    On September 18, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Region 5 will host the 2008 International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications, October 7-9, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois. According to EPA, researchers from Asia, Australia, and ...

  • Enviro Police

    We previously mentioned the enforcement concerns raised by federal agents in Australia over the prosecution of new carbon crimes here.  It appears that our cousins in the United Kingdom are creating a similar criminal enforcement unit to police excessive CO2 emissions, according to this article in...

  • Australia to Reform Privacy Laws

    On October 14, 2009, the Australian government released a report entitled “Enhancing National Privacy Protection” that contains proposed reforms to Australia’s privacy laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (“Privacy Act”).  In announcing the report, Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State...

  • Australia Considers Proposal for Nano-Regulatory Reform

    This article was written by John C. Monica, Jr. and Dr. Diana Bowman and originally appeared on the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s InterNano website earlier today.  It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. Dr. Bowman is a Senior Research Fellow in ...

  • Supreme Court Grants Cert Petition in Matrixx Initiative Securities Suit

    There was a time when it was relatively rare for the Supreme Court to take up securities cases. Until recently, the Court basically went several years between cases filed under the securities laws. Those days are clearly over, as the Court has granted cert petitions in several securities cases in...

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