Corrs In Brief

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

The doctrine of penalties survives in England – But what is its future in Australia?

6 November 2015

This article considers the future of the penalties doctrine in Australia in light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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ACCC Clears Free to Air and Pay TV Tie Up: What’s next?

5 November 2015

The ACCC and ACMA have recently cleared a tie up between FOXTEL and Ten as momentum builds for media ownership laws to be updated.

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General protections: What’s next for employers?

2 November 2015

In this In Brief, we examine the Federal Court decision in National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Swinburne University of Technology (No 2) [2015] FCA 1080 and consider its broader implications.

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You’ve been hacked! How will your data breach response plan perform and what does the OAIC suggest?

30 October 2015

The key is to have a clear line of command and accountability and established procedures for responding to data breaches.

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High Court upholds NSW law banning political donations

30 October 2015

LHigh Court upholds provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure Act 1981 that impose caps on political donations, prohibit donations from property developers and restrict indirect campaign contribution.

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Greater Sydney Commission Bill introduced to Parliament

29 October 2015

Last week saw the introduction of the Bill to create the Greater Sydney Commission. The Commission will centralise strategic planning in the Greater Sydney Region and nominate a Sydney planning panel to replace the East and West Sydney JRPPs.

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New Small Business Unfair Contract Terms Regime - Your franchise agreements could become unenforceable

28 October 2015

New laws will extend the unfair contract term protections to small business contracts, affecting many franchises. Businesses now have a one year grace period to review and amend their standard form contracts in order to comply.

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Fair Work Act Amendments set to become law

28 October 2015

The Fair Work Amendment Act will implement major changes to greenfields bargaining and protected action ballots. In this In Brief, we examine the main provisions of the Act and the compromises the Government has made to secure its passage.

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Australian agriculture investment update

28 October 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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Amendments agreed to ensure passage of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

27 October 2015

The Government and Labor have reached a deal to ensure passage of the vital China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. We examine the proposed changes to Migration Regulations which will see ChAFTA implemented by the end of this year.

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