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Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO

China accuses Australia of an illegal trade practice, but Australia believes the motive is political.
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Australia takes China to WTO over its trade sanctions on Australian wines

Coalition says despite going to the World Trade Organization it ‘remains open to engaging directly with Beijing to resolve the issue’Australia is lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China imposing anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, the federal government announced on Saturday.The decision follows “extensive consultation with Australia’s winemakers”, it said, adding: “Australia remains open to engaging directly with China to resolve this issue.” Continu...
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She was born in Australia, but the country wants to send her back to alleged war criminals

Australia has told the Biloela family they won't be offered protection because "it's safe" for Tamils to return to Sri Lanka. But mounting evidence suggests that is not the case, according to the United Nations, rights groups and a UK Tribunal that recently criticized one of the main sources of information used by Australian immigration officers to deny Sri Lankans refugee status.
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Coffee brought to you by coal: a week in the life of Australia’s acting prime minister

Michael McCormack has a few things to say about nibbling mice, coffee drinkers and inner-city activists It’s always an interesting ride when Michael McCormack serves as acting prime minister.The last time the Nationals leader stepped into the role was January, when Scott Morrison took a quick holiday. Continue reading...
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Cannes-Bound Marion Cotillard Documentary Travels to Key Territories; Teaser Unveiled (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based banner Indie Sales has closed deals in key markets for Flore Vasseur’s environment-themed documentary “Bigger Than Us” which is produced by Oscar-winning actress and activist Marion Cotillard. It will world premiere at Cannes as part of an ephemeral selection of films about the environment. The event documentary has been acquired for Australia & New […]
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How a girl was reunited with her mother after 18 months

Stuck in India, Johannah was separated from her family in Australia because of border closures.
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Witness K spared jail after pleading guilty to breaching secrecy laws over Timor-Leste bugging

ACT magistrate Glenn Theakston says Witness K appeared to be motivated by justice rather than personal gainWitness K has been spared jail time for his role in exposing Australia’s 2004 bugging of Timor-Leste with a Canberra court finding he appeared to be motivated by justice not personal gain.The former Australian Secret Intelligence Service officer stood behind a wall of black panels, invisible to the packed courtroom, as he was sentenced on Friday to a three-month suspended term of imprisonme...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Canberra, Timor Leste, Secret Intelligence Service, Witness K case, Glenn Theakston


Australia: Kangaroo strike: Unilateral changes to employment can amount to unfair dismissal - People + Culture Strategies

Withdrawal of an employee's allocated vehicle was a repudiation of the employment contract, which was unfair dismissal.
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Australia: Family Law: Draft law puts the spotlight on super - Swaab

Superannuation is in the family law spotlight with the announcement of an information-sharing proposal involving the ATO.
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Australia: Tax is inevitable but its treatment can vary in your family law matter - Cooper Grace Ward

Tax is always inevitable but be aware that it can vary widely in family law matters, such as property settlements.
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Australia: Buyer Beware – All creative care and no responsibility - website development - Coleman Greig Lawyers

Many businesses seek specialist help to increase their online presence - but you must first read the contract fine print.
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Australia: Does having children (or more children) affect how binding your Binding Financial Agreement is? - Cooper Grace Ward

This video explains a binding financial agreement in family law and what might affect the agreement.
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Australia: The discrete property list in the Federal Circuit Court - Cooper Grace Ward

The discrete property list is for family financial matters that don't involve parenting issues or child support matte
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Australia: Key lessons in Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) - Part 2 - McCullough Robertson

Part 2 of this CSF series discusses how to manage a members' register and corporate documents more efficiently.
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Australia: Key lessons in Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) - Part 3 - McCullough Robertson

Part 3 of this series defines the rights and obligations of the shareholders in a CSF company.
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Australia: Key lessons in Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) - Part 4 - McCullough Robertson

Part 4 examines mechanisms that a CSF company could include in its constitution to assist in the handling of shares.
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Australia: When the doctor gets it wrong - medical negligence cases - Bartier Perry

If the doctor had not made the mistake, expenses may have been much lower, or the plaintiff may have recovered sooner.
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Australia: Australian Consumer Law – does statutory unconscionable conduct require some vulnerability or disadvantage? - Cooper Grace Ward

Vulnerability or disadvantage is not necessary to establish that a party engaged in statutory unconscionable conduct.
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Australia: Key lessons in Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) - Part 5 - McCullough Robertson

Part 5 of the series shares details of into building a board of directors and facilitating director and shareholder meetings.
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Australia: Key lessons in Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) - Part 1 - McCullough Robertson

Part 1 of this 5 part series provides an overview of raising capital through crowd-sources funding (CSF) in Australia.
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Australia: Federal Budget 2021-22: Increased regulation of Not-for-profits (NFPs) self-assessing as income tax exempt - Cooper Grace Ward

NFPs that fail to lodge a tax return may become ineligible for an income tax exemption and subject to penalties.
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Australia: It Depends – Does a resettlement of a discretionary trust trigger duty? - Cooper Grace Ward

This edition of 'It Depends' discusses whether resettlement or a variation of a discretionary trust may trigger duty.
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Australia: Changes to Paid Parental Leave (PPL) mean much more flexibility for parents - Harmers Workplace Lawyers

One of the key aspects of the Women's Economic Security Package allows parents and carers more flexible access to PPL.
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‘The Tomorrow War’ Being Promoted by Amazon on Shipping Boxes (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon is thinking outside the box for ways to promote its new sci-fi action movie ‘The Tomorrow War.’ Literally. For the first time, Amazon will be branding its shipping boxes to promote an Amazon Studios film. The boxes will be used in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Australia beginning Friday, June 18. In the […]
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How a girl was reunited with her mother after 18 months

Stuck in India, Johannah was separated from her family in Australia because of border closures.
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Top Stories this AM: The GOP-ers who voted against Juneteenth; from the Capitol riot to Nevada's capital; see you at the spider pocalypse

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: A book report for a better sentence. A woman who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection told a judge she watched the Holocaust film "Schindler's List" to "educate herself." Anna Morgan Lloyd, 49, from Indiana, pleaded guilty to a picketing charge at the Jan 6 riot. She submitted movie an...
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AstraZeneca shake-up: who gets it now, who doesn’t and what does it mean for Australia’s vaccine rollout?

Health authorities have recommended AstraZeneca shots no longer be given to people aged 50 to 59. Here’s whyAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians 60 and overAustralia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout numbersNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAustralia has undertaken the second major shake-up of its Covid-19 vaccination program in three months, prompted by concerns the AstraZeneca vaccine can cause blood clots in rare cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Online outages as major banks go down; NSW cases rise to four – as it happened

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows. This blog is now closed. AstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 9.42am BST That is where we will leave the live blog for Thursday evening.In case you missed it, here’s what made the news: 9.30am BST The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed the Senate report on Uyghur forced labour. Human Rights Law Centre senior lawyer Freya Dinshaw says:Th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Human Rights Law Centre, Coronavirus


Australia: Refunds arising from the ashes: Illegal phoenix activities provide basis for discretion to retain tax refunds (ATO Practice Statement 2021/2) - MST Lawyers

ATO Practice Statement 2021/2 provides an explanation of when the Commissioner of Taxation can retain taxpayer refunds.
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Australia: An offer you cannot (or probably should not) refuse: Knowing the difference between Offers of Compromise and Calderbank Offers - MST Lawyers

An offer of settlement will typically be in the form of either an Offer of Compromise or in a Calderbank offer.
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