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Australia’s Health Star Rating system helping consumers make more informed food choices

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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  • Australia
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  • September 24 2014

Last year we reported on the release of a new voluntary labeling system for packaged foods by the Australian Government. The Health Star Rating

Pole dancers beware as fake poles hit the streets and courts

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 23 2014

Pole dancing. It's all the rage right now. Combining a slight sense of naughtiness with a damn good workout and the promise of tight glutes, pole

Earning gold stars the introduction of the voluntary Health Star Rating Scheme

  • Bell Gully
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • September 19 2014

On 27 June 2014 the Minister for Food Safety announced that the Government would be joining with Australia in introducing a voluntary labelling

Cultivating fear the Marsh v Baxter effect

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 19 2014

In the previous issue of Cultivate, we discussed Australia’s first organic v GM legal battle, Marsh v Baxter. The dispute, between an organic farm

Marketing functional foods in Australia - how to navigate the rules on health and therapeutic claims

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • September 16 2014

Australia's demand for functional foods is growing rapidly and there are many opportunities for businesses wishing to market these foods in Australia

World Health Organisation report on e-cigarettes prompts new laws in Queensland

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • September 12 2014

On 9 September 2014 the Queensland Government proposed amendments to the State's smoking laws (Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Qld

Australia considers gamma butyrolactone risks in cosmetics

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Australia, USA
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  • September 11 2014

Australia's Department of Health has closed the comment period on a proposal to amend the entry of gamma butyrolactone in the Standard for the

Additional legislative reforms simplify agvet chemical renewals and approvals

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • September 2 2014

Further reforms to Australian agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical legislation came into effect on 21 July 2014 as a result of the

Product labelling and the ACCC - place of origin and credence claims

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • September 1 2014

One of the current priorities of the ACCC is the issue of product labelling, credence claims and representations made in relation to place of origin

Is your labelling misleading? Avoiding regulatory challenges beyond intellectual property protection

  • Fisher Adams Kelly
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  • Australia
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  • August 26 2014

When creating a new visual identity for your product or company, seeking intellectual property protection through applying for trade marks or