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ACCC Launches Inquiry into Perishable Agricultural Goods Supply-Chain

On 28 August 2020, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct a three-month inquiry into the markets for the supply of perishable agricultural…

ACCC Calls for Overhaul of Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets – What to do Next?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its Interim Report for its Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets Inquiry. The Interim Report sets out the ACCC’s findings that the current…

Securing your Debt if you are Selling Grapes or Wine

In these extremely challenging times for the wine sector, growers and wineries need to be particularly careful in exposing themselves to potential bad debts. If you are selling grapes or…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Force Majeure Clause Answers for the Wine Industry

You can generally only invoke a “force majeure” clause to relieve you from your obligation to perform under a contract if performance is impossible.COVID-19 QUESTIONS: PLEASE SUBMIT ANY QUERIES YOU…

Adelaide Hills Bushfire Response: Free Insurance Information Session

As bushfires continue to rage across Australia, our thoughts are with every Australian who has been impacted.  We are sincerely grateful for the brave women and men, defending our communities,…

Might Your Growers be Bargaining Collectively in Vintage 2020 & Beyond?

As has occurred in other areas of the agriculture sector, collective bargaining may play an increased role in grower–winemaker dealings moving forward...The ACCC’s Perspective In the ACCC’s Final Report resulting…

ACCC Releases Wine Grape Market Study Final Report

On 24 September 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its Final Report resulting from its Wine Grape Market Study. The Final Report followed extensive industry consultation carried…

Setting up companies and trusts proves a tax trap for winemakers

Winemakers can run into significant tax problems after transferring their businesses to a company or trust structure. While income tax relief may be available on the transfer of the business…

ACCC calls for more Transparency in the Wine Grape Sector

The ACCC’s Interim Report focuses primarily on the “warm” inland regions, but is highly relevant to all winemakers and grape growers in Australia. It foreshadows recommendations for changes to law…

Penfolds Bells a Copycat – Lessons for Australian Wine Brands

A reminder of the need for vigilance in protecting Australian wine brands and reputationChina continues to provide great opportunities for Australian wine producers and exporters.  With that opportunity comes risk…

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