Corrs In Brief

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

Talking Trash: What you need to know about Queensland's Proposed Waste Levy

5 October 2018

The Queensland Government has introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 which, if passed, will implement a levy on waste from 4 March 2019.

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Improving Planning Act Processes

21 September 2018

New amendments are proposed to the Planning Act 2016 to clarify a number of issues that have been identified in recent Court proceedings.

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The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 Explained

7 September 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 has now passed into law, having received Royal Assent on 3 September 2018. This downloadable publication covers the key changes, practical impacts and issues for business arising from the Act.

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New combustible cladding regulations to commence in New South Wales

5 September 2018

New regulations will commence on 22 October 2018 that require owners of certain buildings to check for external combustible cladding and register all affected buildings with the NSW Government.

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You don’t own me: Queensland Court of Appeal confirms lessees don’t need to provide owner’s consent to development applications

4 September 2018

A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a development application does not need to be supported by the written consent of a lessee.

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A casual conundrum: Federal Court confirms substance over form when assessing casual employment

22 August 2018

The Full Federal Court has confirmed the essential criteria of casual employment, finding that an employee who was described as a casual but worked a regular roster set a year in advance was a permanent employee.

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The proposed Consumer Data Right scheme: What are the key features?

20 August 2018

The proposed ‘Consumer Data Right’ (CDR) is a scheme where individuals and businesses are able to access ‘their data’, or direct that their data is shared with other entities.

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True colours: the importance of getting colour right

15 August 2018

The recent Frucor v Coca-Cola decision relating to the colour green for Frucor’s ‘V’ Energy drinks highlights the importance of getting the colour right - the first time round.

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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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