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Laws on Use of Weighbridges

Weighbridges are used to determine the mass of a vehicle and weigh goods such as agricultural products or landscape materials over 3 tonnes. According to the National Measurement Institute (NMI) a weighbridge is used for trade when it is used, or made available for...

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Register Your Security on Time

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“the PPS Act”) creates a framework for companies and individuals to secure debts and obligations, by way of registration on the Personal Property Security Register (“PPSR”). The PPSR is a single searchable register on which...

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Growing Demands for Sustainable Farming

Agriculture industry experts are predicting sustainable environmental management and animal welfare to become increasingly important considerations for farmers over the next decade. Around the world governments are imposing greater sustainability expectations, however...

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Importance of Record Keeping to Defend Underpayment Claims

The Federal Court has demonstrated the significant impact of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (‘the Act’), implemented to address widespread underpayment.  In Ghimire v Karriview Management Pty Ltd (No 2) (2019) FCA 1627, two former...

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New Dairy Industry Code of Conduct

The Dairy Industry Code of Conduct (‘the Code’) came into effect on the 1st of January 2020. It is a mandatory industry code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, intended to create greater transparency and certainty in the dairy industry. The Code...

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Caution Necessary to Avoid Underpayment

An employee has been underpaid when the employer fails to pay them the minimum amounts including allowances, as set out in the relevant award or agreement. Incidences of underpayment are continually emerging, from big businesses such as ABC, Qantas, and Woolworths, as...

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Feed Additive Developed to Reduce Methane Emissions

An innovative new product to reduce livestock methane levels will soon be on the market. The product, known as Bovaer, is a powder feed additive that works by suppressing the enzyme responsible for methane production. It has been developed by Science-based company DSM...

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Dismissal for Refusing to Work Overtime Found to be Unfair

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld an apprentice’s unfair dismissal claim after their employment was terminated for refusal to work overtime. The employee often worked overtime hours on weekends, however one Sunday he refused to work. The employer warned him...

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