The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to introduce a foreign investment register. The register was announced by the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia...

Australian Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Joe Ludwig, has said he had received confidential advice about the “significant risk” of banning a fishing super-trawler, prior to the Australian...

On 1 October 2012, the European Commission announced it had approved a list of flavouring substances, meaning that only flavourings permitted by the Commission will be permitted for food in Europe. While...

The New Zealand government has ruled against mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid. This position is a divergence from that of Australia which has required mandatory fortification since August...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is expected this month to release for consultation a fresh version of draft Standard 1.2.7 Nutrition, Health and Related Claims. This will be FSANZ’s  fifth draft...

Speaking last night to the Law Society of NSW on the first anniversary of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ,  Mr Rod Sims, issued...

Human rights will be bought into sharper focus as the  Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 comes into effect from today. Under this new law, all new Federal laws  are to be checked to see...

The harmonisation of certain wine labelling and food regulation laws in Australia have helped improve the competitiveness of Australian industry, according to a new report from the Productivity Commission. A...

Food lawyer Joe Lederman has raised serious concerns about weaknesses in the administration and monitoring of food safety enforcement in the State of Victoria. Mr Lederman, of food law firm FoodLegal,...

Australian supermarket chain, Woolworths, has been forced to pull back a major summer advertising campaign after being threatened with court action by rival supermarket chain Coles. At the centre of Woolworths...