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The Modern Slavery Bill was promoted to prompt businesses to consider how they do business on a global scale, including within their supply chain, and take steps to eradicate any risk of modern slavery.

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The idea of facilitating secure and compliant trade underpins many international agreements such as the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and WCO Safe Framework of Standards (SAFE) and is reflected in many “Authorised Economic Operator” programmes such as our own Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATTP).

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Many readers would be aware of the ongoing debate on what constitutes Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) steel or iron which is subject to dumping or countervailing duties. That has included debate on whether the alleged HSS is, in fact, another type of product (scaffolding for example) or whether the HSS is actually only part of a larger structure and should be classified on that basis.

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This quote is taken from an online platform dedicated to employees expressing their anonymous opinions about their employers.

The website in question, Glassdoor, was established in 2007 by two ex-Microsoft executives. Since then, it has expanded to over 30 million users in America. Increasingly, job applicants rely on its reviews as a source of information to frame interview questions to potential employers. Its site includes salary information, CEO ratings as well as employee reviews.

The quote in the title was written about an American law firm. Unimpressed, the managing partner sued, making unflattering statements about the parentage of the anonymous employees along the way.

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This is the story of a worker who sent an offensive text message to his co-workers, and the legal battle that ensued. The key message... context is key.

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently considered whether a dismissal for incapacity was “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” in the following decisions.

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Australia passes espionage, foreign interference, foreign influence and critical infrastructure security laws.

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Readers would be aware that as and from 1 July 2017, all Australian air cargo exports to the United States were required to undergo new “piece level” screening to accommodate the requirements of the US Transportation Security Administration.

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