Corrs In Brief

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

What is the relevance of unaccepted offers to purchase the land in compulsory acquisition cases?

17 August 2017

The Court of Appeal of Queensland’s recent decision in Moreton Bay Council v Caseldan provides a useful review of the relevance of unaccepted offers to purchase land to the determination of the value of that land in resumption matters.

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Parliament passes Corrupting Benefits Legislation and preserves Building Code

14 August 2017

Last week, Federal Parliament passed the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017, and also voted down a Labor motion to disallow the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

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UHSIA v MACH (No 2): What are the considerations for developers?

4 August 2017

A recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision has revisited the question of physical commencement of a development consent for an open cut coal mine at Mount Pleasant in the upper Hunter Valley.

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NSW Supreme Court rules compulsory acquisition can proceed despite proposed acquisition notices not being issued to all owners

1 August 2017

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court confirms that there is no jurisdictional requirement that every person with an interest in land must be issued a proposed acquisition notice before the land can be compulsorily acquired.

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The statutory ‘journalists’ privilege’: Has it done enough to protect journalists from being obliged to disclose confidential sources?

24 July 2017

The legal basis on which a journalist can protect the identity of an ‘anonymous’ source has been the subject of some significant developments in certain Australian jurisdictions.

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Disclosure Management Plans: what does the court expect?

19 July 2017

A recent case highlights the Court’s attitude to disclosure management plans and the perils of failing to proactively limit the number of documents for review.

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Granting extensions of time in construction contracts: a duty of good faith may apply

12 July 2017

A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision that applied a duty of good faith to the discretion to extend time in construction contracts has important implications for owners and contractors.

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ASIC enforces superannuation entities’ section 29QB disclosure obligations

11 July 2017

ASIC has intervened in relation to 21 superannuation trustees over potential breaches of section 29QB, which requires superannuation funds to disclose Transparency Information on their websites and keep it up to date at all times.

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Tendering with the Commonwealth Government: what does the proposed new procurement legislation mean for you?

11 July 2017

Proposed Commonwealth legislation will give prospective suppliers the right to compensation and injunctions for breaches of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

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Dismissing On-Hired Employees: A Cautionary Tale

6 July 2017

In Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Tasports v Gee [2017] FWCFB 1714 (18 May 2017), a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has clarified the obligations of labour hire employers when dismissing an employee.

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