Corrs In Brief

Corrs In Brief offers the latest updates on legal issues and developments, focusing on their impact to your business and industry.

High Court decisions to prompt rethink of bargaining strategies

13 December 2017

On 6 December 2017, the High Court of Australia handed down two decisions that will have far-reaching consequences for the approach taken in bargaining for enterprise agreements and responding to industrial disputes.

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Insolvency reform: stay of “Ipso Facto” provisions will provide breathing space for companies facing insolvency

12 December 2017

An analysis of the recent amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which raised practical questions about suspension and termination rights in construction contracts.

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Punishment and Reward: Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Tough New Foreign Bribery Offences

8 December 2017

The government has introduced new legislation that establishes a regime for Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) and tough new foreign bribery offences.

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Federal Court quashes enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees

6 December 2017

In a recent decision, the Federal Court has limited the ability of employers to enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees where the enterprise agreement is expressed to cover a much broader range of workers.

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Regulators continue to crack down on unfair contract terms

30 November 2017

Regulators remind organisations they’re closely monitoring compliance with the unfair contract terms regime, following last year’s extension to cover small businesses.

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A change in the Australian restructuring landscape

28 November 2017

Australia’s restructuring landscape has changed in recent weeks on two fronts – one of which arose rather unexpectedly from a Federal Court Decision.

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How to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’ at your workplace functions this silly season

28 November 2017

As the year draws to a close and festive cheer begins to spread, the many potential pitfalls of the silly season workplace social calendar are once again rearing their heads. Here’s how to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’.

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Changes to the Electricity Industry Act set to streamline regulation for renewable and alternative energy sellers in Victoria

27 November 2017

Amendments to the General Exemption Order made under the Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic) better reflect current models being used by alternative energy sellers and streamline the regulatory framework applicable to renewable energy delivery in Vic

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Don’t Waste the Opportunity: The Victorian Government Seeks Submissions on Waste to Energy

23 November 2017

Victoria’s population continues to rise and as it does so, the State’s waste is likely to almost double, from 12.7 million tonnes per year to over 20 million tonnes by 2046. Could waste to energy be the answer to meeting population demand?

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A more transparent approach: Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2017 passes NSW Parliament

21 November 2017

New South Wales is adopting greater transparency in its planning rules with the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill (Bill).

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