Corrs In Brief

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

DEHP’s new weapons to ensure clean-up of mining sites: are you in the firing line?

17 May 2016

Recent amendments to Queensland’s environmental laws give the DEHP wide powers to ensure the clean-up of mining sites, and create new liabilities for ‘related persons’. Are you a related person? You might be surprised by the answer…

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Just because the window’s open doesn’t mean you can trade: three traps for ‘insiders’

17 May 2016

As insider trading continues to be a key focus of ASIC’s enforcement policy and the sophistication of ASIC’s market surveillance technology increases, this article provides a refresher on insider trading laws and highlights three circumstances where

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Representation Notices: Get Them Right, Or Start Bargaining All Over Again

16 May 2016

We examine several cases where employers have tripped up on the requirements for issuing representation notices at the start of bargaining – and provide some key tips for ‘getting it right’

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Retail lease reforms in Queensland

13 May 2016

The Queensland Government has passed amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld). We outline the significant changes to the Act.

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Executive officers - be warned – your right to silence under the Environmental Protection Act has been removed

13 May 2016

Recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Act, assented to on 27 April 2016, now compel an individual to answer a question put to them under s476 of the Act even if answering might tend to incriminate the individual.

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Ensure your R&D activities are not criminal activities

11 May 2016

As of April 2016, it is now a criminal offence under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) (DTCA) to supply, publish or broker certain defence-related goods and technologies without an appropriate permit or approval.

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Will an adjudication determination ordering a party to pay money prevent that party from calling on contractual security?

10 May 2016

A recent WA Supreme Court decision clarifies the scope of sections 38 and 45(3) of the Construction Contracts Act 2004, important provisions concerning the binding nature of adjudication determinations and their admission into evidence.

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The Safeguard Mechanism commences on 1 July 2016: what does it mean for business?

10 May 2016

The Safeguard Mechanism is the final, critical component of the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centrepiece of the current Government’s climate change and emissions reduction policy.

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Knock Knock, Who’s There? – What not to do when union officials seek entry to your worksite

9 May 2016

We review the recent decision in Bragdon v Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate [2016] FCAFC 64. The case demonstrates the risks of letting union officials on site, without a statutory right.

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Making a political donation for the 2016 Federal Election: A quick refresher on the key issues for business

5 May 2016

With the Budget announced and the 2016 Federal Election imminent it is the ideal time for business to refresh their knowledge on Commonwealth political donation laws.

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