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Coroner's Corner - Could quitting smoking be dangerous for your health?
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 18 2017

The Queensland coroner is considering the suicide of 22-year-old Timothy John and the possible neuropsychiatric link with the anti-smoking drug

Health Alert (Australia) 16 January 2017
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, OECD
  • January 16 2017

In December 2015, the Federal Court made a finding that Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the maker of nurofen products, had misled consumers by claiming that

Why Dulux was fined $400,000 for making misleading claims that its paints cooled houses by up to 15C
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • January 16 2017

Dulux has been fined because its regulatory compliance programme failed to prevent false or misleading performance claims from being made for its heat

Medicinal Cannabis in Australia - the Department of Health weighs in on the Debate
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

The Department of Health has taken the unusual step of publishing a direct rebuttal to an article published in the Australian Financial Review on 4

Retailers' Christmas survival guide: refund and return obligations under the ACL
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 13 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like... Retail frenzy. Toys in every store. It's great fun to sell stuff in the Christmas rush. It's less fun when it

December 2016 International Trade Compliance
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada, European Union
  • December 12 2016

On 29 November 2016, the WTO reported that most WTO members welcomed Ecuador’s efforts to lower its import surcharge rates and reduce the number of

Food and Drink - some benefits and burdens of trading outside the EU
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 12 2016

The champions of Brexit argue that businesses, including Food Business Operators (FBOs), will benefit from reduced regulation and the opportunity to

Australian Border Force targeting shipments to Australia
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • December 6 2016

Australia has recently introduced new requirements which require an importer to certify that their product does not contain asbestos. Australia is

Protecting 'Made in Australia' - changes to food label requirements
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • December 6 2016

On 1 July 2016, changes to the label requirements of Australian Food were made under section 134 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which

When your marketing team spins the R&D research results too far - Dulux’s half million mistake
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • December 5 2016

Last week, in the case of ACCC v DuluxGroup (Australia) Pty Limited (Dulux), the Federal Court held that Dulux had engaged in misleading or deceptive