Corrs In Brief

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

Queensland’s Industrial Reform Ramps Up

23 November 2016

The Queensland Finance and Administration Parliamentary Committee has reported to Parliament on its review of the industrial reforms proposed by the State Government in the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Qld).

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Closer to home: Resources projects face a reduction in fly-in/fly-out workers

18 November 2016

Fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workers have long been an integral aspect of the operational model of large resources projects. However, all that could be changing with the introduction of the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016.

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How do the Information Privacy Principles Apply During a Social Media Misconduct Investigation?

14 November 2016

The Supreme Court of Victoria has clarified the application of the Information Privacy Principles to an investigation of employee misconduct on Facebook in Jurecek v Director, Transport Safety Victoria [2016] VSC 285 (11 October 2016).

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How to recognise when industrial action is (and isn’t) occurring

9 November 2016

The concept of ‘industrial action’ plays a crucial role in the bargaining regime under the Fair Work Act 2009, and it is therefore very important that employers are able to recognise when it is – and isn’t – occurring.

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APRA releases enhanced governance requirements for superannuation trustees

8 November 2016

Key changes to governance requirements for superannuation trustees have been issued providing a new framework.

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Commercially Sensitive: Confidential meets Open Justice

3 November 2016

How can you protect commercially sensitive information when it’s being tendered in evidence?

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New Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements to be Established

28 October 2016

‘Foreign persons’ will soon be required to notify the ATO of their interests in registrable water entitlements and contractual water rights, under a new bill to amend the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015 (Cth).

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“Common fund” litigation funding model approved by the Full Federal Court – with strings attached

28 October 2016

On 26 October 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court allowed an application for a “common fund order” in a class action for the first time.

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Early Completion and its Effect on the Contractor

26 October 2016

This article addresses two questions related to early completion. The first is whether the contractor is entitled to complete early. The second question is whether a contractor is entitled to an extension of time where it plans to complete early and

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Queensland Planning and Environment Court provides guidance on when historical development approval conditions attach to land

20 October 2016

A recent decision by the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has provided much-needed guidance on the vexed issue of when, and how, development conditions attach to land.

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