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Forced Labour Bill

Forced Labour Bill

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to prohibit the import of all goods produced in whole or in part by forced labour. The Bill, if passed, will have a significant impact on Australian importers.

Supply Chain Risk – the focus is on

Supply Chain Risk – the focus is on

A renewed focus is on modern slavery in supply chains, and in particular, those supply contains connected with Xinjiang province in the P.R.C.  New regulations and enforcement measures are being introduced in Canada and the U.K. and are before Parliament in Australia.

Supply chain and business integrity risk – what is your new normal?

Supply chain and business integrity risk – what is your new normal?

Businesses with cross-border supply chains or who are responsible for facilitating cross-border transactions face heightened and new risks due to a combination of geopolitical tensions and operational changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stage 4 shutdowns – navigating your contracts

Stage 4 shutdowns – navigating your contracts

The complete or partial shutdown of industries in Victoria will impact contractual rights and obligations giving rise to disputes as to which party bears the risk and the monetary impact.

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Inquiry into Victorian hotel quarantine

The inquiry into Victoria’s use of hotel quarantine will soon be compelling evidence from a wide range of individuals and organisations. We look at what participants can expect and the potential for adverse findings.

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COVID-19 - flattening the curve of commercial disruption

Whilst hoping that we can all stay well and that COVID-19 will pass quickly, it is now a commercial reality that the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in uncertainty for contract negotiation, disputes...

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Corporate Boards - move on compliance risk

With increasing expectations that directors be responsible for compliance failures, we look at how boards can manage compliance risk...