Corrs In Brief

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

It’s question time on alleged cartel conduct - Obeid family members must attend examinations after the ACCC’s section 155 notices are upheld

18 December 2014

In its recent decision of Obeid v ACCC, the Court upheld the validity of compulsory examination notices issued by the ACCC pursuant to section 155 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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NSW Government calls for innovation in Social Housing

17 December 2014

On 18 November this year, the Minister for Family and Community Services published ‘Social Housing in NSW: A discussion paper for input and comment’ in response to the Audit Report.

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Tighter disclosure requirements for superannuation funds and managed investment schemes

16 December 2014

After reviewing fee disclosure practices, ASIC has tightened disclosure requirements for superannuation and managed investment scheme products under new Class Order [CO 14/1252].

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Abbott Government looks to lift productivity through Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill

15 December 2014

On 27 November 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 (Amendment Bill) into federal Parliament.

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Construction law update - November/December

15 December 2014

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in the past five months.

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Increase in water contamination fines - A Christmas present you may not want to receive

11 December 2014

The State has significantly increased the maximum penalty attached to various offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA) including s440ZG for water contamination.

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Retention trust accounts in New South Wales - The next step in protection for subcontractors

11 December 2014

After a lengthy gestation, the NSW Government has released its revised proposal for a retention trust scheme for the NSW construction industry.

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The BCIP Act Reform - New transitional arrangements

4 December 2014

The Queensland Government has passed important changes to the transitional arrangements in the Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Act 2014 (Amendment Act).

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The draft new planning legislation for Queensland - What’s changed from the consultation draft

2 December 2014

The purpose of this article is to briefly highlight the key changes contained in the Planning and Development Bill 2014 as introduced on 25 Nov 2014, from that version previously the subject of a consultation draft between Aug and Sep 2014.

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Acceptable solution does not set height limit - 171/14 Kangaroo Point Residents Association Inc & others v Brisbane City Council

25 November 2014

The Kangaroo Point RA appealed against the Council’s approval of a large residential building in Kangaroo Point, where the proposed development exceeded the height and plot ratio provided for in the acceptable solutions of the Brisbane City Plan.

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