Corrs In Brief

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

Changes to the Electricity Industry Act set to streamline regulation for renewable and alternative energy sellers in Victoria

27 November 2017

Amendments to the General Exemption Order made under the Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic) better reflect current models being used by alternative energy sellers and streamline the regulatory framework applicable to renewable energy delivery in Vic

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Don’t Waste the Opportunity: The Victorian Government Seeks Submissions on Waste to Energy

23 November 2017

Victoria’s population continues to rise and as it does so, the State’s waste is likely to almost double, from 12.7 million tonnes per year to over 20 million tonnes by 2046. Could waste to energy be the answer to meeting population demand?

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A more transparent approach: Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2017 passes NSW Parliament

21 November 2017

New South Wales is adopting greater transparency in its planning rules with the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill (Bill).

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NSW introduces unsafe building products controls

21 November 2017

The NSW Government’s recently introduced Building Products (Safety) Bill 2017 will identify, ban and rectify the use of unsafe building products in commercial, residential and industrial buildings across NSW.

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Talking about a resolution: Supreme Court invalidates three years of Council rates

14 November 2017

A recent Supreme Court decision has invalidated three years’ worth of rates and charges levied by one local government, with potential implications for others.

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No merit in Meriton’s conduct: Federal Court finds serviced apartment operator misled consumers on TripAdvisor

13 November 2017

Businesses that try to manipulate online reviews to improve their rankings and avoid negative feedback do so at their peril.

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ICOs are everywhere and nowhere: how do you regulate a blockchain?

6 November 2017

Could cryptocurrencies become just as common as mobile apps? There are more than a thousand on the market and things are only going to get more crowded in this evolving space.

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New progressive rehabilitation requirements for Queensland mining activities

3 November 2017

Under proposed amendments to Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994, a progressive rehabilitation and closure plan would be required to accompany a site-specific application for a mining activity relating to a mining lease.

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Proposed retail lease reforms for South Australia: Key points for lessors and lessees

3 November 2017

The South Australian government proposes changes to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA). We outline the significant changes to the legislation.

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Critical changes to the Queensland building industry have been approved by parliament: here is your guide

2 November 2017

Major changes are afoot for the construction industry in Queensland. Our guide to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017, identifies key changes industry professionals will need to be aware of.

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