Corrs In Brief

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

Construction law - Arbitration update

24 April 2014

Arbitration is increasingly becoming a forum of choice for resolving construction disputes.

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Preparing for takeoff - New developments towards an Asia Region Funds Passport

23 April 2014

Development of an Asia Region Funds Passport has progressed to the next stage of implementation, with a wide-ranging consultation paper released on 16 April 2014 for public comment.

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Truth in advertising and labelling: The regulator’s perspective on what you can and can’t say

23 April 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released two new guides, the Advertising and selling guide and Country of origin claims and the Australian Consumer Law.

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Adsidui emptor or taxpayers beware: The implications of new guidance on transfer pricing documentation, reconstruction and penalties

17 April 2014

Yesterday the Australian Taxation Office released its long awaited guidance on the new transfer pricing rules operative from 29 June 2013.

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Trade unions Royal Commission commences in Sydney

9 April 2014

A preliminary hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was held on 9 April 2014.

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First step in state land tenure reform

9 April 2014

The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 19 March 2014 and is yet to reach a second reading stage.

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Opportunity for junior explorers as Queensland Government releases land for petroleum and gas exploration via a non-cash competitive tender

9 April 2014

The Queensland Government has announced that six parcels of land have been released for petroleum and gas exploration through a non-cash competitive tender.

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Want to sell your idea to Government? An unsolicited proposal could be your answer

9 April 2014

Unsolicited proposals are a means by which the private sector can propose new ideas to the State to deliver capital requirements outside normal procurement processes.

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Federal Government expands access to Comcare scheme

8 April 2014

On 2 December 2013, Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz announced the lifting of a moratorium on private corporations becoming self-insurers under the Comcare scheme which had been put in place by the Rudd Labor Govt in Dec 2007.

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Federal Court finds agreement scope clauses can have broad application

8 April 2014

The recent decision confirms that an employer can enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees, but with the capacity to apply over time to a wider range of employees.

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