Corrs In Brief

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

Reform reprieve as minor FOFA amendments pass

26 November 2015

Resistance in the Senate has led the Federal Government to abandon many of its controversial FOFA reforms announced last year.

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Federal government releases its response to the Harper Competition Policy Review

26 November 2015

The government’s recent response to the Harper Review is generally supportive, and recognises the potential for significant gains arising from improvements to our national competition law and policy.

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Changes to Foreign Investment Regime commencing 1 December

25 November 2015

Australia’s new foreign investment regime starts on Tuesday 1 December – including the introduction of application fees.

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Local Laws and election advertising – A Constitutional question?

23 November 2015

Has the High Court decision in McCloy v New South Wales affected regulation of election advertising under local laws in Queensland?

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Local Laws and election advertising – A Constitutional question?

23 November 2015

Has the High Court decision in McCloy v New South Wales affected regulation of election advertising under local laws in Queensland?

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Binding ‘aspirational’ statements in enterprise agreements

11 November 2015

We examine the decision in NTEU v La Trobe University [2015] FCAFC 142, which again highlights the potentially binding consequences of aspirational provisions in enterprise agreements.

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Life insurers on life support: Proposed reforms threaten industry business models

10 November 2015

ASIC will be given new powers to set caps on commissions and enable “clawbacks” of commissions paid under planned amendments to the Corporations Act following new reforms announced by the Federal Government.

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McIntyre v SBS social media dismissal: FWC gives green light for unlawful termination claim

9 November 2015

The interaction between general protections and state anti-discrimination laws formed a key aspect of a recent FWC decision in Scott McIntyre’s case against former employer SBS.

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The doctrine of penalties survives in England – But what is its future in Australia?

6 November 2015

This article considers the future of the penalties doctrine in Australia in light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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ACCC Clears Free to Air and Pay TV Tie Up: What’s next?

5 November 2015

The ACCC and ACMA have recently cleared a tie up between FOXTEL and Ten as momentum builds for media ownership laws to be updated.

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