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Is my food natural or not?

Posted By on 20/01/22

After more than a decade of advising the food industry on their marketing compliance, this is the most common question that Charles Fisher gets. In Charles’ most recent webinar he discussed the regulation, risks and rewards of marketing the “natural” angle of your food products. Among many others, he tackled the following curly questions: Where can … Read more

Is kava coming… or being stopped?

Posted By on 20/12/21

Seemingly as a festive season gift, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a call for submissions on 10 December 2021 that closes by 23 December 2021 and will likely be the only round of consultation that FSANZ holds on Proposal P1057. What’s P1057 for? FSANZ is urgently reviewing how kava is regulated under … Read more

Super Alert – 17 December 2021

Welcome to the last issue of the KHQ Super Alert for 2021. This week, APRA released its choice and MySuper product heatmaps and ASIC urged trustees who provide default income protection insurance to ensure that they are having a positive effect on member outcomes. The ATO also requested trustees to keep the ATO informed during … Read more

KHQ Super Alert – 10 December 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. This week, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down two decisions relating to trustee remuneration. Also, ASIC launched its new Financial Advice Hub and the Federal Government’s Productivity Commission released its research paper on wealth transfers.  Supreme Court of Victoria – Trustee remuneration On 7 … Read more

Katie Perry v Katy Perry

Posted By on 7/12/21

By Shannan Welsh (Paralegal) and David Robbins (Principal Solicitor) A big-ticket item in the media recently is the ‘David and Goliath’ trademark battle taking place in the Federal Court between Sydney-based clothing designer, Katie Taylor (nee Katie Perry), and American singer-songwriter Katy Perry (known legally as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson). Background Ms. Taylor has sold clothes … Read more

Super Alert – 3 December 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert, which might break records for the most news items we have ever reported on in one week! Among other things, ASIC published an article detailing its 2021-22 priorities in relation to regulating conduct within the superannuation industry and also published guidance and examples in relation … Read more