Challenges for First and Second Mortgagees

First ranking mortgagees often assume that their interest is adequately protected. However it is important to be aware of potential issues that may be arise when subsequent interests are registered, without the consent of the first mortgagee or a proper priority...

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Prioritising Traceability in the Wool Industry

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) are finalising a strategic development plan for the next 3 years, which places a strong emphasis on traceability. The AWI is acting on what they have identified as a macro-consumer trend towards greater interest in the supply chain of...

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Australia’s First Glyphosate Case

A Melbourne based gardener has commenced a lawsuit against German company Bayer, claiming that its product Roundup is responsible for his development of cancer. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, which is the most commonly used pesticide worldwide. It is...

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New Whistleblower Policy Requirements

Significant changes are taking place surrounding legal protections for whistleblowers in corporations. The new Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistle Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) expands protections by requiring that certain companies have a compliant whistleblower...

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National Minimum Wage Increases on 1 July

The new national minimum wage comes into force on Monday 1 July. Earlier this year the Fair Work Commission (FWC) determined that the minimum wage is to increase by 3 per cent. This is a lower level than last year, when the FWC set a 3.5 per cent increase. The FWC...

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New Rules for Moving Agricultural Vehicles and Combinations

Significant new rules have come into place regarding agricultural vehicles and combinations on public roads. A new National Class 1 Agriculture Vehicle and Combination Notice removes the need to apply for a permit to move agricultural combinations on the roads in...

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Drone Usage on Rural Properties

As the use of drone technology increases, it is important for farmers to know their rights and obligations regarding drone usage. Currently there are various rules in place, such as the need to avoid creating hazards, respect personal privacy laws, and comply with...

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