Corrs In Brief

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

ASIC enforces superannuation entities’ section 29QB disclosure obligations

11 July 2017

ASIC has intervened in relation to 21 superannuation trustees over potential breaches of section 29QB, which requires superannuation funds to disclose Transparency Information on their websites and keep it up to date at all times.

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Tendering with the Commonwealth Government: what does the proposed new procurement legislation mean for you?

11 July 2017

Proposed Commonwealth legislation will give prospective suppliers the right to compensation and injunctions for breaches of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

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Dismissing On-Hired Employees: A Cautionary Tale

6 July 2017

In Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Tasports v Gee [2017] FWCFB 1714 (18 May 2017), a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has clarified the obligations of labour hire employers when dismissing an employee.

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Securing contractual rights destroys mutuality and right to claim set-off

27 June 2017

In an insolvency situation, there are risks in relying upon contractual or statutory set-off where a counterparty has granted security to lenders.

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‘Ban the bag’ and ‘cash for trash’: Queensland’s new waste reduction and recycling laws

26 June 2017

Amendments to Queensland’s waste reduction and recycling laws will introduce both a ban on lightweight plastic bags, and a new beverage container refund scheme.

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Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017: A new era of regulation in Australia

23 June 2017

Australia’s chemical industry is about to undergo widespread reform. Most notably the changes include the first move away from cosmetics testing on animals.

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Queensland Supreme Court dismisses challenge to differential rate

19 June 2017

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Queensland has reaffirmed the broad power of local governments to levy differential general rates.

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SICC Continues to Grow International Construction Law Jurisprudence

16 June 2017

Recently, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) handed down its final decision in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC

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The Buck Stops Here: Chain of Responsibility for Non-Conforming Building Products in Queensland

16 June 2017

Proposed new legislation in Queensland will establish a chain of responsibility, placing duties on supply chain participants to ensure building products are fit for purpose.

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Produce your permit: Full Federal Court clarifies union right of entry for OHS purposes

15 June 2017

The Full Federal Court of Australia has handed down an important decision relating to union right of entry for occupational health and safety purposes, in Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Powell [2017] FCAFC 89.

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