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Boost for Australian Merchant Shipping Fleet

The Australian ocean merchant shipping fleet has been in steady decline for decades. Not even the much heralded reforms by the previous Federal Government in 2012 designed to boost the Australian merchant fleet have managed to halt that decline. In the past two years the Australian ocean merchant fleet fell by a third from 21 vessels to only 14.
  • 9 Jun 2016


Australian Government defeats tobacco company challenge to Plain Packaging Cigarette Legislation

In a decision eagerly awaited globally an international investment treaty arbitration tribunal came down in favour of the Australian Government in respect to the challenge by Philip Morris Asia Limited to Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations 2011 made pursuant to the Australian Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (collectively “the Legislation”). 
  • 23 May 2016

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