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Business guide to contaminated land in Western Australia

Contaminated land is a critical issue for all businesses that use or impact on land, or operate environmentally sensitive operations. Land holders, land purchasers and sellers and business operators need to be aware of their obligations and liabilities or they may find themselves liable for not only extensive remediation work but also for heavy penalties and compensation claims.

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Podcast: Dispute resolution in China

Moulis Legal’s Christopher Hewitt, Emily Jennings and Macky Markar discuss how Australian businesses can resolve disputes in China using legal, administrative and commercial strategies.

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Business guide to contaminated land in Victoria and the ACT

Compliance with contaminated land regulations is a critical issue for all businesses operating environmentally sensitive operations. Business owners and operators within the downstream petroleum industry are particularly vulnerable to contaminated land liability and those who fail to understand their obligations may find themselves liable for not only extensive remediation work but also for heavy penalties.

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Business guide to contaminated land in New South Wales

Contaminated land is a critical issue for land holders, purchasers, sellers, business operators and developers of land, particularly those with environmentally sensitive operations. Contamination liability has the potential to make an otherwise attractive investment or business commercially unviable.

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Australian export sanctions – new suspend and snap-back powers

An amendment to Australia’s export sanctions regulations will give the Minister for Foreign Affairs greater flexibility in amending the scope and application of autonomous sanctions. For businesses doing business in or with any of the 10 regions to which Australia has currently applied autonomous sanctions, these new powers mean that certain actions and activities potentially can be withdrawn from the scope of the existing sanctions regime.

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Business guide to contaminated land in Queensland

Contaminated land is a critical issue for many businesses. Risk management, regulatory compliance and contractual protections are essential for businesses that use or impact on land, including land holders, land purchasers and sellers and businesses with environmentally sensitive operations. 

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Before you hit “send” – does your email require an export licence?

Enforcement of Australia’s key military and dual-use goods export legislation – the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (“DTCA”) – has been pushed back by another year, until 2 April 2016. Businesses should take advantage of this delay to get acquainted with Australia’s new, US-inspired export control system, to ensure that they do not run afoul of these new, broad-reaching licensing requirements.

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Lease incentives – protecting your investment

Incentives to enter into leases are consistently offered by landlords trying to secure tenants in today’s commercial property markets. The only questions are how much of an incentive the landlord will provide the tenant, and in what form, and what the landlord will get in return. 

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Senate launches inquiry into non-conforming building products

This week the Australian Senate has referred an inquiry into non-conforming building products to the Senate Economics References Committee. The committee’s report is due on 12 October 2015. The terms of reference require the committee to investigate the economic impact of non-conforming products, and their impact on safety, costs and quality of construction.

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More changes to the national laws for heavy vehicles

Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law have been introduced by the Queensland Government that will apply to heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. 

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