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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.

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.

The Australian Government is seeking to make changes to the Seacare scheme, which provides workers compensation coverage for Australian seafarers serving on ships engaged in inter-state, territory or international trade and commerce.

Rise in Ship Detentions by AMSA

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

We wish to draw your attention to the most recent Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control 2016 Report which noted an increase in ship detentions since 2015, throughout Australian Ports.

The Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Ballast Water Bill) was introduced on 15 February 2017 by Mr Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The Ballast Water Bill is intended to strengthen Australia's biosecurity system and implement the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (Convention).

What is "bodily injury"?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd v Casey [2017] NSWCA 32

HWL Ebsworth is proud to have had a number of our Transport team recognised in the latest edition of Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession, in the areas of Shipping & Maritime and Aviation law in Australia.

In January this year we reported to you on the first instance Judgment in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds (Nautilus Marine).  The Federal Court found in favour of Pantaenius at first instance and the matter was appealed to the Full Federal Court.

Aviation Bulletin

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Welcome to HWL Ebsworth's Aviation Bulletin, keeping you up to date with the latest in Aviation news.

 

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