Corrs In Brief

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

Robo-advice gets regulated: consultation on new regulatory guide commences

23 March 2016

ASIC has reaffirmed its “technology neutral” approach to financial services regulation in a new consultation to address organisational competence, “adequate resources” and risk management issues associated with robo-advice.

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Construction law update - March

21 March 2016

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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Reform fatigue as superannuation consultation commences once again

18 March 2016

The Productivity Commission’s review into the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system is underway with public consultation now occurring.

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question? Part 2

18 March 2016

This is our second article in this series. In this article we consider who can receive or make use of the transcript of a compulsory examination – including third parties – and the protections available to a person pleading a defence in court proceed

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Consultation on draft Tasmanian State Planning Provisions commences

16 March 2016

Tasmania’s Government is progressing its plan to establish a single state-wide planning scheme with the release of a set of draft State Planning Provisions for public comment.

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One person’s waste is another person's treasure

11 March 2016

The South Australian ERD Court again considers the complex question of how materials destined for reuse are to be characterised under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question?

11 March 2016

This is the first in a two-part series covering some of the issues arising from compulsory examinations, the privileges that may be available to a person being examined, and how the answers can be used.

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Good Faith in Commercial Contracts: The Journey and the Destination

11 March 2016

The express obligation to act in good faith has long been recognised as a feature of contract law across a number of jurisdictions in Australia and internationally. However debate continues as to its scope and application.

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The Parent Trap – Adverse Action, Parental Leave and Redundancy

7 March 2016

In this article, we examine two recent decisions highlighting some of the legal risks for employers in managing employees on parental leave. We also outline some practical tips for employers to avoid the ‘parent trap’.

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Court of Appeal clarifies when development application material can be used in interpreting a development approval

1 March 2016

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified when a development application can be referred to in order to resolve uncertainty around the scope of a development approval.

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