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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.
  • 23 Apr 2020

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Australia’s first successful shipping criminal cartel prosecution

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kubushiki Karsha (“NYK”) has pleaded guilty to charges of criminal cartel conduct in the Federal Court of Australia.  
  • 11 Aug 2016

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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

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Australia relaxes sanctions against Iran

Following Iran’s refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program, Iran has been subject to close to a decade of economic sanctions from the UN, the US, the EU, Australia and other nations.
  • 16 Feb 2016

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