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Australia - New Country of Origin Laws
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 17 2017

On 8 February 2017, the Senate passed the long awaited Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016. The new laws supplement the


Country of origin labelling reforms passed by Parliament, but further reform signalled
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 15 2017

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016 (Bill), which is part of a broader package of reforms to country of origin food


Australia: New Country of Origin Laws
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 13 2017

On 8 February 2017, the Senate passed the long awaited Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016. The new laws supplement the


Why companies shouldn't handle their own product recalls
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • February 1 2017

On Monday this week, a small article appeared at the bottom of page 3 of the Courier Mail. The article was about Honda having to recall 25,000


Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen nightmare continues: $1.7 million penalty increased to $6 million
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • January 27 2017

In the weeks leading up to Christmas 2016, the ACCC won a number of multi-million dollar victories against several high profile litigants for conduct


Nurofen Manufacturer Fined for Misleading Advertising
  • William Fry
  • Australia
  • January 20 2017

The producer of NUROFEN, Reckitt Benckiser, has been fined $6 million Australian dollars (approximately 4.24 million), by the Australian Full Federal


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


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


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


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