Corrs In Brief

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

Drone Use in Australia: What are the Privacy and Copyright Issues?

29 September 2016

The complex regulatory regime surrounding the use of drones in Australia can give rise to significant challenges, particularly for companies wishing to integrate drones into their day-to-day activities.

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When is a water treatment plant part of coal seam gas ‘prospecting’?

22 September 2016

A recent decision by Justice Moore in People for the Plains v Santos [2016] has provided some clarity around the types of activities that fall under the definition of ‘prospecting’ and can therefore be carried out without development consent.

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Can an enforcement notice be challenged during a prosecution?

21 September 2016

Two recent decisions by the District Court and the Court of Appeal have helped to clarify whether a recipient of an enforcement notice has the right to challenge the validity of that notice at trial in Queensland.

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Clearer skies for drone regulation in Australia

19 September 2016

In response to growing interest in the commercial use of drones or remotely piloted aircrafts in a range of industries in Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has developed new regulations that will take effect from 29 September 2016.

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High Court Invalidates Federal Law Exempting Offshore Resource Activities from Visa Requirements

12 September 2016

Following the High Court’s decision in Maritime Union of Australia v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016], employers in the offshore oil and gas sector will now have to ensure foreign workers have valid visas.

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Government releases exposure draft amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

9 September 2016

Federal Government moves a step closer to implementing the Harper Review recommendations in competition law.

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Risky Business: Six steps for preventing and managing sexual harassment in the workplace

8 September 2016

Liability for sexual harassment is an increasing risk for employers and managers. Taking these six practical steps will help your business prevent and manage sexual harassment effectively.

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A lot more complicated than building with Lego: But modularisation is here to stay

2 September 2016

Modularisation is making light of seemingly impossible timescales in the construction industry. So, what do developers need to consider?

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Registered Designs: What is the appropriate form of order for injunctive relief?

1 September 2016

Intellectual property lawyers will be familiar with the usual form of order for the injunctive relief awarded in trade mark infringement cases. But when it comes to registered design cases, the appropriate form of order is not so clear…

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Investing overseas and ISDS – Are you adequately protected by a treaty with investor-state dispute settlement provisions?

1 September 2016

Companies conducting business overseas need to ensure their investment is protected by a treaty with an investor-state dispute settlement provision.

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