Corrs In Brief

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

ACCC FAD sees dramatic price cuts for declared services

27 April 2016

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC’s released its FAD setting out price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. The new FAD sets pricing significantly lower than the previous FAD, with some reductions close to 80%.

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Key reforms to the South Australian planning system passed by Parliament

26 April 2016

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (Act), which is designed to reform South Australia’s planning and development system and will repeal the Development Act 1993 (SA), has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament.

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Businesses Beware – are you caught by the Australian Consumer Law? Implications of the ACCC v Valve decision

21 April 2016

Online and international businesses should consider whether they are subject to the ACL and amend their customer agreements to ensure compliance.

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Pizza Hut franchisees fail in their legal challenge to Pizza Hut’s new product and pricing policy

18 April 2016

The Federal Court has rejected claims by a number of Pizza Hut franchisees alleging that the franchisor breached its franchise agreement, was negligent and engaged in unconscionable conduct by introducing a new pizza pricing strategy.

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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory – lessons from recent unfair dismissal decisions

18 April 2016

Three recent FWC decisions remind employers that although there may a valid reason to dismiss of an employee, other factors can lead to a finding of unfairness.

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Victorian EPA seeks to clarify the framework for the reuse of prescribed industrial waste

12 April 2016

The EPA has recognised a lack of clarity in the current provisions in the Regulations relating to beneficial reuse of prescribed industrial waste (PIW) - ie certain waste from industrial and commercial activities that has characteristics or contains

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What’s Up Doc? A practical guide to directing employees to undergo medical assessments

11 April 2016

In this article, we provides some practical tips on when and how an employer can lawfully direct an employee to undergo a medical assessment.

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The resurrection of the ‘avoid, minimise, offset’ hierarchy: proposed reforms to tighten native vegetation controls in Victoria

8 April 2016

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has recently released a consultation paper setting out a number of proposed reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions. These reforms would introduce a greater degree of rigour to th

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Australian Agriculture Investment Update - March 2016

6 April 2016

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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“Quick and dirty” adjudication; it is quick but there is a limit to how dirty

4 April 2016

In the recent decision of BGC Contracting Pty Ltd v Citygate Properties Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 88, the Supreme Court of Western Australia quashed two adjudication determinations made by the same adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) 2004

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