Corrs In Brief

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

Federal Court upholds ban on “Super Trawler”, but warns of rough seas ahead

10 March 2014

On 21 February 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered its decision in the matter of Seafish Tasmania Pelagic Pty Ltd v Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Water, Population and Communities.

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Generic pharmaceuticals and competition law: The ACCC vs Pfizer proceedings

10 March 2014

The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd.

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Uranium mining to recommence in Queensland

7 March 2014

Uranium mining is once again permitted in Queensland.

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The Land Access Review - Recommendations for change

7 March 2014

Further changes to the Land Access regime in Queensland are foreshadowed in the Land Access Implementation Committee Report released on 4 March 2014.

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Special rates - A bridge too far?

6 March 2014

E Cocco & Sons Investments Pty Ltd v Gold Coast City Council [2014] QSC 10.

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Government commences Fair Work Act reform

28 February 2014

On 27 February 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 (Amendment Bill) into federal parliament.

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Timely guidance from the Privacy Commissioner - APP guidelines released

26 February 2014

As companies finalise their compliance preparations ahead of Australia’s privacy law reforms taking effect in March 2014, the Privacy Commissioner has released its guidelines to the new Australian Privacy Principles.

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Access to developments from classified roads: Implications of Modern Motels Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council [2013] NSWLEC 138

26 February 2014

The has refused consent for a fast food development because access was proposed from a classified road where access via a local road was also available, although not considered desirable by the developer.

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Crackdown on unions using safety as a weapon - Proposed changes to Queensland WHS Act

25 February 2014

The Queensland Government introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (Bill) into State Parliament on 13 February 2014.

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Mothballing a resources project - Landowner issues and compensation

24 February 2014

While the decision to shut down a resources project is usually driven by economic and financial factors, implementing the closure requires compliance with a variety of legal measures.

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