Unfair contract changes must be accelerated The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) is calling on the federal government to expedite planned changes to the Unfair Contracts Act. The current practice of some customers who expect transportation companies to accept low-quality and unfair contracts must be put to an end (March 10, 2021). more… Sanda v PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd (No. 7)  FCA 237REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDINGS – Common Law Neglect – Oil pollution from an oil well in the offshore territory of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands region – where the respondent held an oil licence for an area, which covered the Montara oil field, where the well was located – where the respondent was responsible for controlling the suspension and operation of the drilling well – if the oil from the spill reached the coastal areas of La Regencies by Kupang and Rote in Indonesia – whether the oil was caused by the spill or contributed significantly to the death and loss of seaweed crops in those areas – where the applicant and the group members are marine cattle herders – if the respondent owes a duty of care to the plaintiff and the class members – if the respondent failed in his duty of care – if the respondent breached his duty of care – if the respondent found: that it has been harmed – Road Safety Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2020 Committee on the whole debate 15 March 2021 amends the Aviation Transport Safety Act 2004 and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to prevent the use of air and sea transport or offshore facilities related to serious forms of crime; Establish a legal framework for the implementation of harmonized eligibility criteria for Aviation Safety Card (ASIC) and Marine Security Identity Card (MSIC) systems; clarifying and harmonizing the legal basis for the implementation of security checks for MSIC applicants and applicants and ASIC applicants; Provide rules for sentencing criminal offences; and to add an additional provision relating to the separation of provisions to advise a court on Parliament`s intent. Extension of the International Freight Assistance Mechanism until September 2021 11 March 2021 – IfAM Expansion – Positive response to assistance from high-level bodies Extension of the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) beyond 30 June 2021 to ensure that Australian exporters of perishable raw materials have economically viable access to the market. In particular, the Australian government has announced that it will extend IFAM until the end of September 2021 to help keep international supply chains open, despite the lingering effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. For more information on the extension, visit the IFAM website and the latest brochure. Application from Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd  ACompT 1A1000473 application submitted by the New South Wales Minerals Council for themselves, by some coal producers exporting coal via the Port of Newcastle and by mining companies in need of future access through the port, and the destination adopted by the ACCC on August 27, 2020.