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The Australian Border Force (ABF) has recently signalled a crackdown on the illegal importation of asbestos through the issue of Notice No 2016/30, which sets out revised procedures for customs brokers to follow in order to show that Australia's prohibition on the importation of products containing asbestos is being observed.

On 9 May 2017, the Federal Treasurer - the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, handed down the 2017-18 Federal Budget. In doing so, the Australian banking sector has been presented with new financial, regulatory and dispute resolution measures.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently granted a planning permit for the development of a 32 storey, 100 metre high hotel at 274-278 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

The Victorian Treasurer has announced a number of significant changes to stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax and the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in the State Budget for 2017/18. A summary of the key changes most relevant to our property clients are outlined below.

In our August 2016 newsletter we mentioned that Apple had announced plans for its iOS 10 operating system to allow developers to pay to promote their apps. This would occur at the top of relevant search results in the app store.

Shipping and Trade Bulletin

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Welcome to HWL Ebsworth's Shipping and Trade Bulletin, keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the maritime industry.

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia1 has clarified whether a party who has an interest in a cargo carried, but is not the owner of that cargo, has a duty to contribute in General Average.

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