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Reckitt Benckiser must pay the penalty for using misleading labels in its Nurofen Specific Pain Range
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

The Federal Court has ordered Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) to pay a civil penalty of $1.7 million for breaching the Australian Consumer Law in its

Exporting Australian high-quality beef to the European Union: Ongoing challenges
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, European Union, USA
  • April 29 2016

The European Union (EU) beef market is the highest value market, on a per tonne basis, for many countries that export to the EU, including Australia

New country of origin food labels to hit supermarket shelves soon
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • April 29 2016

It is currently mandatory that all food for retail sale in Australia contains a country of origin statement. In response to consumer feedback that

Australian Agribusiness & Food: What’s in the news?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, China
  • April 29 2016

The Circular on Tax Policy for Cross-Border E-commerce Retail Imports (E-commerceTax Circular), which took effect from 8 April 2016, primarily

ACCC puts a red light on Europcar’s unfair contract terms
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • April 22 2016

The Federal Court has declared that Europcar Australia’s 2013 standard rental agreement contained a number of unfair terms and that it had made false

Treaty shopping in investor-state arbitration: butts out for Phillip Morris’ claim against Australia
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • April 18 2016

Philip Morris’ billion dollar challenge to Australia’s plain packaging legislation has failed, with an international investment treaty arbitration

Food products: new Country of Origin requirements announced
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

On 31 March 2016, Australian consumer affairs ministers agreed to replace existing mandatory Country-of-Origin (COO) food labelling requirements. This

Going to Market - Consumer law update - April 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 12 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

Guess what’s coming to dinner: Food labelling laws set to change
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • April 11 2016

Consumers increasingly want to know the characteristics of the food products they purchase. On 31 March 2016, consumer affairs ministers agreed on

Confusing origins of the CoOL Reforms
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • April 8 2016

The latest iteration of the CoOL Reforms, which have now been agreed upon to take effect from 1 July 2016, reflect an inherent confusion about