Corrs In Brief

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

Coalition Government to unwind parts of the Future of Financial Advice Regime

20 December 2013

The much anticipated proposals to unwind parts of the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislative regime have been announced by the Coalition Government.

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High Court reinstates $2 million penalty against TPG

18 December 2013

The High Court’s decision against TPG reinforces that businesses must take great care when using a “dominant message” advertising strategy, or risk being subject to significant penalties.

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Consultation with employees - Why, what and when?

13 December 2013

The obligation on employers to consult with employees arises in a number of contexts. It is an obligation that often doesn’t get the focus that it requires.

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Licensed to build: Important changes to licensing under the QBSA Act

11 December 2013

Recent changes to construction licensing requirements in Queensland should provide welcome relief from the unintended regulatory complications caused by section 42 of the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.

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Manning v Bathurst Regional Council (No 2) [2013] NSWLEC 186: A consideration of Wednesbury unreasonableness in the context of notification requirements

11 December 2013

The Court has been asked to consider whether the decision by a consent authority not to notify an adjoining land owner of two development applications was ‘manifestly unreasonable’.

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Corrs tax newsletter: December edition

9 December 2013

In this edition, we summarise the Government’s response to 96 unlegislated tax changes, consider the conditions necessary to satisfy the “public offer” withholding tax exemption and examine the recent Federal Court deductibility of outgoings case.

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CSG update: Special areas zone, exclusion zones, Gateway Assessment Panel and one-stop shop for environmental approvals

9 December 2013

Over the past two months, the NSW Government has introduced a raft of changes that affect the development of the coal seam gas industry in the State.

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The significance of mineral resources is now the principal consideration in determining mining proposals - But will this development be short lived?

9 December 2013

On 4 November 2013, State Environmental Planning Policy Amendment 2013 came into force.

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Beware the ticking adjudication clock - At least for the moment...

9 December 2013

The recent WA State Administrative Tribunal decision in The MCIC Nominees Trust training as Capital Projects & Developments and Red Ink Homes Pty Ltd [2013] WASAT 177 has clarified how the time periods in s 26(1) of the Act is to be computed.

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Renewed focus on dual-price advertising

6 December 2013

The Federal Court’s decision against Zamel’s reinforces that business must take caution when utilising a dual-price advertising strategy, or risk being subject to significant penalties.

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