Customs in times of crisis – an address to the University of Customs and Finance, Ukraine

On 27 May 2022 Professor David Widdowson addressed an international scientific conference, "Ukrainian Legal Dimension: Finding Answers to Global International Challenges".

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Trafficked to Australia

On 3 May 2022, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University (CCES) in association with Salthouse Creative held the preview screening of Trafficked to Australia, a one-hour documentary that examines Australia’s involvement in the dark world of human trafficking.

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Australian Budget 2022: Excise measures – what are the effects

Excise, one of the lesser discussed taxes in our economy, had a busy budget this year. There was plenty of speculation about fuel and beer excise, and potential cuts to both allowing for consumers to enjoy cheaper prices at the petrol pump and ease a major cost of living, then return to pubs and clubs that were empty during COVID by offering lower priced beer! As we saw, only fuel received the tax cut, but this was a very generous ($5 billion) 50% cut for six months, or 22 cents per litre beginning midnight straight after the Budget speech.

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