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Hicksons Consultant, Derek Luxford, article featured in The Daily Cargo News

The Australian courts are no strangers to prosecutions for offences by parties in international shipping and trade, but sometimes criminal prosecutions in this sector fail, writes Derek Luxford.
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Hicksons Consultant, Derek Luxford, article featured in Maritime Risk International

Prosecutions of environmental offenders under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal (“the Convention”) are rare.  An Australian court recently threw out a prosecution against an Australian exporter of scrap lithium ion batteries from Australia to Belgium on the basis that the prosecution had failed to lead any evidence that the batteries constituted “hazardous waste” within the meaning of that term under the Australian Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 which incorporates the Convention and the related OECD decision (“the Decision”) into Australian domestic law.
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Marine Insurance Act Under Review - Hicksons Maritime law specialist Derek Luxford on ANZIIF

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) has drafted a bill to significantly amend the Commonwealth Marine Insurance Act 1909 (MIA).

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