Corrs In Brief

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

Financial System Inquiry - Interim Report released with no real surprises

15 July 2014

The Committee led by David Murray which is undertaking the Financial System Inquiry has today released its Interim Report.

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The health star rating system style guide and calculator - The basics

14 July 2014

On 27 June 2014 the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation agreed to the implementation of an amended version of the front of pack Health Star Rating System, with the system’s website to be launched in August 2014.

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Pizza Hut franchisees unsuccessful in first attempt to restrain franchisor from imposing lower prices

14 July 2014

The Federal Court recently declined to grant 80 Pizza Hut franchisees an interlocutory injunction restraining the franchisor from implementing a marketing strategy that would set maximum prices and reduce the range of products available.

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Draft Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination in NSW

14 July 2014

Section 60 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW) (CLM Act) provides a framework for the reporting of contamination to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) where that contamination meets certain threshold requirements.

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Owning a former landfill - On the nose or a walk in the park?

11 July 2014

Practices associated with owning and operating landfills have changed considerably over time.

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How to access funds under the government’s proposed Emissions Reduction Fund

11 July 2014

The Government’s plan to replace the carbon pricing mechanism with its Direct Action Plan took a step forward on 18 June 2014 with the introduction to Parliament of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014.

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Setting the Bar: Assessing the impact of the Raising the Bar amendments on trade mark opposition practice

11 July 2014

This article offers a preliminary assessment of the impact of the reforms and evaluates the Office’s approach to the efficiency/fairness balancing exercise.

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Commonwealth Financial Planning case prompts Senate Committee to call for more protection and (possibly) incentives for whistleblowers

8 July 2014

Reforms to encourage and protect whistleblowers could be a key outcome of the Performance of ASIC inquiry.

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What is “just” compensation? Tolson v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWCA 161

7 July 2014

The First Appellants (the Tolsons) owned land at Mulgrave, south of Windsor, which was used by the Second Appellant (Elf Farm Supplies) to run a business of preparing compost for mushroom farms.

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Health star rating system to proceed

4 July 2014

On 27 June 2014 the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation agreed to the implementation of an amended version of the front of pack Health Star Rating System.

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