Corrs In Brief

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

Construction Arbitration Australian Jurisdiction - GAR know-how

21 July 2016

Andrew Stephenson, Lee Carroll and Jey Nandacumaran recently contributed the Australian jurisdiction section on Construction Arbitration to GAR know-how.

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Construction law update - July

20 July 2016

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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Each organ is sovereign in its sphere: The distribution of corporate power

20 July 2016

A recent series of cases in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court have re-affirmed the basis for the distribution of corporate power between the members in general meeting and the board of directors.

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PAY BACK – employer undertakes to reimburse employees more than $2 million in underpayments

13 July 2016

A recent enforceable undertaking affirms the importance of correctly calculating employee entitlements under modern awards.

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Swept away – sea front erosion control in Queensland

7 July 2016

Recent wild weather has highlighted the risks of storm erosion to beach front development. But regulation in Queensland is complex and the protection of private land is not guaranteed.

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The Coles Agreement decision and what it means for enterprise bargaining

7 July 2016

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission refused to approve an enterprise agreement covering Coles Supermarkets. We examine the decision, its fallout and the lessons for employers to ensure that agreements pass the ‘better off overall test’.

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That Just Won’t Fly: Federal Court decision in Qantas v Edwards offers guidance on trade mark confusion

5 July 2016

The Federal Court’s recent decision in Qantas v Edwards [2016] FCA 729 provides a useful exposition of the “prior conflicting mark” and “prior reputation” grounds of opposition under the Trade Marks Act.

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The National Access Regime Still Has Teeth

28 June 2016

The Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) decided that the shipping channel and wharfage service (the Wharfside Service) at the Port of Newcastle (Port) should be declared under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 20

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Teaching old dogs new tricks: The Fair Work Commission’s New Approaches program

28 June 2016

Under the Fair Work Commission (FWC) New Approaches program, employers can now seek assistance from the FWC to develop a ‘new approach’ to bargaining, implementing change and resolving workplace conflict.

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The Probuild decision: Finding the balance in construction industry payment

28 June 2016

This month’s decision by the NSW Supreme Court in Probuild could change the commercial claims environment for construction and engineering in NSW. Does it herald change for the better?

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