Corrs In Brief

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

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA): An overview

8 August 2018

Businesses involved in the provision of financial services are being urged to ensure they understand new obligations stemming from the launch of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) on 1 November 2018.

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What do Queensland’s new labour hire licensing laws mean for you?

8 August 2018

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) commenced on 16 April 2018 and introduces a mandatory licensing regime for providers of labour hire services in Queensland.

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The changing world of work: Is flexibility the way of the future?

2 August 2018

The changing world of work and the developing trend towards more flexible work, workers and workplaces continues to be a hot topic globally for lawyers, unions, politicians and workers alike.

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Queensland introduces regulations targeting combustible cladding

31 July 2018

The Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018 (QLD) takes effect on 1 October 2018 and affects owners of buildings with combustible cladding.

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Power and purpose: Protecting a competitive position after ACCC v Pfizer (II)

31 July 2018

Assessing market power and competitive purpose approaching a ‘patent cliff’ – what are the risks involved in protecting competitive advantage?

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“Gunjumping” and voluntary merger control: ACCC challenges pre-completion cartel conduct

23 July 2018

Two recent WA Court of Appeal decisions clarify the scope of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction, issues of set-off, and the ability to sever partially invalid determinations in the context of Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) adjudications.

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Cutting off the dead to save the living: Samsung v Duro [2018] WASCA 27; Duro v Samsung [2018] WASCA 28

19 July 2018

Two recent WA Court of Appeal decisions clarify the scope of an adjudicator’s jurisdiction, issues of set-off, and the ability to sever partially invalid determinations in the context of Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) adjudications.

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Supreme Court shuts the door on excluding liability for misleading or deceptive conduct claims

16 July 2018

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria is likely to have a series of practical implications for contracting parties when it comes to excluding liability for misleading claims.

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New work health and safety laws in Western Australia – a step closer

5 July 2018

Various work health and safety law reforms are gathering momentum in Western Australia. What are the key issues employers need to consider to ensure they are ready for the introduction of new laws?

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NSW Modern Slavery Act and Commonwealth Slavery Bill: How will organisations be affected by the reporting requirements?

4 July 2018

What will the NSW Modern Slavery Act and the Commonwealth Slavery Bill require of organisations in terms of reporting?

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