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Viv Lister
By: Viv Lister

Associate Principal Bespoke

COVID-19: is it a force majeure event?

As COVID-19 spreads we are all realising the vast number of businesses, industries and supply chains affected. This includes the actual or potential disruption […]

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Toughening up Victoria’s dangerous goods laws

Amendments to the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) introducing new dangerous goods related offences and harsher penalties for non-compliance commenced 7 Nov […]

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Both sides of Australia’s animal testing ban

Warning: this is going to be controversial From 1 July 2020, manufacturers and importers of cosmetics may not use animal test data to support the introductio […]

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Australia’s first federal modern slavery laws

Australia’s Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) passed through Parliament on 29 November 2018 with strong support from both sides of the House and the Senate. The […]

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Modern slavery update

In a win for corporate social responsibility and human rights, Australia's first modern slavery legislation passed both houses of parliament yesterday. Globa […]

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CoR – New safety duties for the supply chain

If you are part of the supply chain you will have a positive duty to ensure the safety of your transport activities ‘so far as reasonably practicable’. A […]

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Illegal logging compliance for non-loggers

If you import paper, tissues, wooden handled brushes, timber furniture, paper bags, cigarette papers or other regulated timber products the due diligence obliga […]

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Proposed changes under the EP Amendment Bill 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced on 20 June 2018, and it will be the biggest revamp of environmental regulations in Victoria […]

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Have your say about the new Waste Management Policy

In August 2017, the Victorian Government issued the interim Waste Management Policy (Resource Recovery Facilities) (WMP) to regulate sites storing combustible r […]

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The Australian connection – GST & low value goods

From 1 July 2018, low value imported goods supplied to consumers will be subject to GST. Amendments to the GST legislation remove the GST exemption previousl […]

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