Corrs In Brief

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

Preparing for the extended unfair contract terms regime (VIDEO)

22 June 2016

The Unfair Contract Terms regime is being extended to small businesses from November 12th. In this short video Corrs partners Andrew McCormack and Joseph Barbaro consider how businesses can prepare.

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Changes to Queensland’s Land Access Regime

21 June 2016

An overview of the evolving land access regime in Queensland and the practical effect of the changes for both landholders and resource authority holders.

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BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

21 June 2016

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

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Stricter laws for franchisors? Responses to the 7-Eleven wage scandal

15 June 2016

We examine the FWO’s investigation of 7-Eleven and possible regulatory responses to the recent wage scandal, and ask: how can franchisors prepare for stricter workplace laws?

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Not Worth the Regulatory Gamble

14 June 2016

Online operators have received a timely reminder on the risks of misleading representations following a Federal Court judgment. The ruling provides guidance to these organisations and demonstrates the substantial pecuniary penalties that can apply.

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First conviction for failing to 'co-operate, consult and co-ordinate' under Model WHS Laws

7 June 2016

The decision in Boland v Trainee and Apprentice Placement Service Inc [2016] SAIRC 14 is the first conviction for breach of the concurrent duty holder consultation duty under model WHS laws.

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La Trobe University Academic’s Suspension again Highlights Social Media Perils for Employees

7 June 2016

La Trobe University’s suspension of Roz Ward for a controversial Facebook post again raises the question: to what extent can employers exercise control over the social media activity of their employees?

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Mergers & Acquisitions - 2015 Year in Review

2 June 2016

The Corrs M&A Team is pleased to present its annual review of public M&A activity in Australia, which is now in its 5th year.

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Right of casuals to make enterprise agreements clarified

30 May 2016

In this In Brief we examine the decision in McDermott Australia Pty Ltd v AWU & AMWU [2016] FWCFC 2222. The decision clarifies that casual employees can be included in the vote on an enterprise agreement.

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BioBanking 2.0 – The NSW Government’s Draft Biodiversity Conservation Laws

30 May 2016

On 3 May 2016, the NSW Government proposed a major overhaul of the State’s biodiversity conservation laws. We outline the key proposed changes, and what these changes may mean for development and conservation in NSW.

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