Corrs In Brief

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

The National Access Regime Still Has Teeth

28 June 2016

The Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) decided that the shipping channel and wharfage service (the Wharfside Service) at the Port of Newcastle (Port) should be declared under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 20

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Teaching old dogs new tricks: The Fair Work Commission’s New Approaches program

28 June 2016

Under the Fair Work Commission (FWC) New Approaches program, employers can now seek assistance from the FWC to develop a ‘new approach’ to bargaining, implementing change and resolving workplace conflict.

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The Probuild decision: Finding the balance in construction industry payment

28 June 2016

This month’s decision by the NSW Supreme Court in Probuild could change the commercial claims environment for construction and engineering in NSW. Does it herald change for the better?

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Challenging unlawful local government rates: What are the options for landowners?

28 June 2016

WIth the end of the financial year approaching, Queensland’s local governments are finalising their 2016/2017 budgets, including setting rates for land. Landowners should be aware of their options for challenging unlawful rates.

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Preparing for the extended unfair contract terms regime (VIDEO)

22 June 2016

The Unfair Contract Terms regime is being extended to small businesses from November 12th. In this short video Corrs partners Andrew McCormack and Joseph Barbaro consider how businesses can prepare.

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Changes to Queensland’s Land Access Regime

21 June 2016

An overview of the evolving land access regime in Queensland and the practical effect of the changes for both landholders and resource authority holders.

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BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

21 June 2016

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

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Stricter laws for franchisors? Responses to the 7-Eleven wage scandal

15 June 2016

We examine the FWO’s investigation of 7-Eleven and possible regulatory responses to the recent wage scandal, and ask: how can franchisors prepare for stricter workplace laws?

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Not Worth the Regulatory Gamble

14 June 2016

Online operators have received a timely reminder on the risks of misleading representations following a Federal Court judgment. The ruling provides guidance to these organisations and demonstrates the substantial pecuniary penalties that can apply.

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First conviction for failing to 'co-operate, consult and co-ordinate' under Model WHS Laws

7 June 2016

The decision in Boland v Trainee and Apprentice Placement Service Inc [2016] SAIRC 14 is the first conviction for breach of the concurrent duty holder consultation duty under model WHS laws.

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