Corrs In Brief

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

WA parliament passes government’s proposed amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)

8 December 2016

Following the WA government’s recent announcement that it would be implementing measures to provide greater protections to subcontractors, the WA State parliament has passed the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill 2016 (WA).

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FWO cracks down on franchisors and franchisees for breaches of Australian workplace laws

2 December 2016

Two recent inquiries by the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Senate Committee have placed both franchisors and franchisees on notice about the serious consequences of non-compliance with workplace laws.

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Queensland Government announces its intention to reform The State’s Security of Payment Regime

1 December 2016

Queensland Government proposes introducing Project Bank Accounts and amending Queensland security of payment legislation.

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Senate Passes The ABCC Bill: The ABCC Is Back In Business

30 November 2016

This morning, the Turnbull Government finally secured passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill (ABCC Bill) by the Senate.

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Section 180(1) of the Corporations Act: a backdoor means of prosecuting company directors for corporate contraventions of environmental law?

30 November 2016

Could a ‘stepping stone’ approach to statutory duty of care see directors prosecuted for breaches of environmental law?

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Registered Organisations Bill passed into law – with unexpected whistleblower protections

28 November 2016

On 22 November, the Turnbull Government finally secured passage of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Bill 2014 (RO Bill) by federal Parliament.

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Use it or lose it – Government to repeal Competition Notice regime

28 November 2016

The ACCC will be more reliant on the courts to enforce competition law in the telecommunications sector.

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In-play betting no more – well, sort of…

24 November 2016

As the dust settles from the Melbourne spring racing carnival, we review the current status of in-play betting in Australia.

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Queensland’s Industrial Reform Ramps Up

23 November 2016

The Queensland Finance and Administration Parliamentary Committee has reported to Parliament on its review of the industrial reforms proposed by the State Government in the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Qld).

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Closer to home: Resources projects face a reduction in fly-in/fly-out workers

18 November 2016

Fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workers have long been an integral aspect of the operational model of large resources projects. However, all that could be changing with the introduction of the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016.

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