Corrs In Brief

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

Attracting a Crowd: Stadium Development Lessons from Overseas

3 March 2017

Several recent overseas developments in the US, Asia and the UK have demonstrated that stadia can be an economically sustainable long term proposition.

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How the recent amendments to Building and Construction Industry Legislation and Code will affect you

2 March 2017

Recently, important changes to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth) were passed by federal Parliament, along with amendments to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

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One bad apple can spoil the barrel: the importance of clearly defining intellectual property rights

20 February 2017

Failing to clearly define IP in licences and agreements can have serious consequences.

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Why right of entry for safety reasons is not so easy

9 February 2017

In this article, we analyse CFMEU (NSW Branch) v Acciona Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd and Ferrovial Agroman (Australia) Pty Ltd t/as the Pacifico Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture [2017] NSWIRComm 1000 (17 January 2017).

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Analysis: Discussion Draft of EPA Amendment Bill 2017

7 February 2017

The Draft of the Environmental Planning Act Amendment Bill in New South Wales makes things clearer but does it go far enough?

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The cost of an inaccurate planning certificate

7 February 2017

Councils can be held liable for providing misleading planning information – even if an entity did not request that guidance.

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Watching the Watchman – Full Federal Court rejects Australian Privacy Commissioner’s stance on metadata

27 January 2017

In a decision that has important ramifications for the regulation of metadata in Australia, the Full Federal Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s decision in the Ben Grubb metadata case.

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‘A Tragedy Waiting to Happen’: Record OHS fine confirms why risk assessments are key

23 January 2017

A tragic recent case in which a transport company was fined a record amount for breaching its OHS duties confirms that safety and legal compliance requires competent risk assessments and a timely response to their outcomes.

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New procedural rules for Western Australia confirm the State’s commitment to arbitration

19 January 2017

On 3 January 2017, the Supreme Court of Western Australia introduced the Supreme Court (Arbitration) Rules 2016 (WA), a clear sign of the Western Australian courts’ commitment to international and domestic arbitration.

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