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 A to Z of Insolvency and Restructuring

21 May 2018

To help you get across the wide array of legal and other terms associated with insolvency and restructuring, Corrs has created the A to Z of Insolvency and Restructuring – a handy downloadable index of all the terms you need to understand.

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When is swearing in the workplace a basis for dismissal?

18 May 2018

To help clarify what employers need to consider when dismissing an employee for using inappropriate language, we’ve put together a handy round-up of cases from the past 12 months in which swearing took centre stage.

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Shifting the goalposts: Queensland Planning and Environment Court confirms changed appeal rules for development applications under former planning legislation

11 May 2018

A recent decision by the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has important implications for appeals in relation to the development applications made, but not decided, before 3 July 2017.

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Is near enough good enough when it comes to union right of entry?

9 May 2018

Understanding the requirements unions must observe to exercise lawful right of entry under the Fair Work Act is essential for employers who want to ensure they don’t breach their statutory obligations when it comes to union right of entry.

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Joint ventures: Are the parties bound by fiduciary duties?

7 May 2018

Irrespective of the purpose of a joint venture, a question often arises: what is the nature of the respective obligations of the joint venture partners, and are those parties bound by fiduciary duties?

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Supreme Court Breathes New Life into Proposed Stage 3 Expansion of New Acland Coal Mine

7 May 2018

The Supreme Court of Queensland has overturned the Land Court's decision to recommend refusal of an amendment to New Acland Coal's environmental authority. This most recent decision reopens the door for the stage 3 expansion of the Oakey coal mine.

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United Voice v Berkeley Challenge: Federal Court determines dismissed employees entitled to redundancy pay

24 April 2018

The Federal Court of Australia has determined that a contract services provider’s dismissal of employees did not fall within the ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’ exemption from the requirement to make redundancy payments.

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Political donations under the microscope again in NSW

24 April 2018

The NSW Land and Environment Court has provided further clarity on the reporting of political donations when making relevant planning applications and objections.

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Have you been served? Submitter appellants must now serve other submitters in Planning and Environment Court appeals

19 April 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has confirmed that under the Planning Act 2016, submitter appellants must serve their notice of appeal on all other submitters who made a properly made submission on the development application.

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Why purchasers need to be wary of reliance on planning and development certificates

18 April 2018

In a decision that could potentially have wide-reaching implications for purchasers of land, the Queensland Court of Appeal has delivered judgment in the case of Central Highlands Regional Council v Geju Pty Ltd [2018] QCA 38.

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