Corrs In Brief

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

Supreme Court pours cold water on local government utility charge

30 January 2018

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Queensland to invalidate a local government’s utility charge for water should serve as a warning to other local governments.

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Motorola v Hytera: standard essential patents to be considered by Federal Court

18 January 2018

The Federal Court case between Motorola and Hytera places standard essential patents under the spotlight.

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‘A Tale of Three Cities’: Greater Sydney Commission and NSW Government unveil their vision for a connected State

8 January 2018

The much anticipated draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 have been unveiled.

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New scheme to require NSW building owners to register buildings with cladding

20 December 2017

Draft regulations released by the NSW Government will require owners of multi-storey residential and commercial buildings with combustible cladding to register them, and to pay for expert independent fire-risk assessment.

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A new era for financial services dispute resolution

20 December 2017

The Government has concluded its consultation process on the proposed amalgamation of existing EDR schemes into one national body – the AFCA. We look at what this means for the financial services sector.

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‘Blowing The Whistle’: Commonwealth Government Introduces Whistleblower Protections Bill

15 December 2017

The Federal Government has recently introduced a Bill to provide enhanced whistleblower protections within the private sector. What will the proposed changes mean for businesses?

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Consolidation in the Australian corporate bookmaking industry: our simple guide to M & A terms

15 December 2017

We consider the key merger and acquisition issues for bookmaking acquirers – both local and overseas investors – in the Australian market.

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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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