Yearly Archives: 2012

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s)

AVO'S Increased efficiency for apprehended violence order applications People involved in domestic and personal violence cases have new procedures to be aware of when applying for apprehended violence orders (AVOs). The procedures for applying for AVOs have been streamlined, but some common issues arise, particularly if you do not use the services of a qualified…
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Pollution Spills

POLLUTION SPILLS Immediate notification now obligatory New laws have been put in place in NSW, following last year’s Orica chemical leaks, making much stricter rules for reporting pollution incidents. The new laws make directors and managers of organisations liable if pollution incidents are not notified immediately to relevant regulatory authorities. “Immediately” is not defined, but…
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Consumer Protection

CONSUMER PROTECTION Tougher laws now regulate warranties against defects Businesses need to come to grips with new consumer laws to provide warranties against defects with their products. From 1 January 2012, new consumer regulations require all manufacturers, importers and retailers to provide warranties against defects to consumers. Penalties can reach a maximum $1.1 million for…
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