Corrs In Brief

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

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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Statutory review of operation of Anti-Money Laundering laws announced

5 December 2013

On 4 December 2013, the Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, announced a review of the AML/CTF regime.

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Relief at last from PAMDA red tape

3 December 2013

Long overdue relief from the red tape surrounding the sale of residential property and lots in community titles in Queensland is at last on its way in the form of the Property Occupations Bill 2013.

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Impact of council de-amalgamation on development applications and legal proceedings - Practical advice

3 December 2013

The de-amalgamation process will invariably present some practical challenges for councils. Two key issues are the impact of de-amalgamation on development applications and legal proceedings.

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Enforcement of determinations - Dispute or no dispute: That is the question!

2 December 2013

Two recent decisions suggest that it is open to parties who have the benefit of adjudication determinations under made under the Construction Contracts Act to enforce the determination by way of statutory demand without having to first register it as

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State Planning Policy 2 December 2013

2 December 2013

The 2nd of December 2013 is a big day in Queensland for State planning.

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Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013

29 November 2013

The Regional Planning Interests Bill has been stated to be “an act to manage the impact of resource activities and other regulated activities on areas of the state that contribute to Queensland’s economic, social and environmental prosperity”.

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Back to the future - ABCC set to return under Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill

29 November 2013

On 14 November 2013, the Abbott Government introduced the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (Bill) into Parliament.

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ASIC updates disclosure guidance for shorter Product Disclosure Statements

29 November 2013

On 27 November, ASIC released updated ASIC Information Sheet 155 Shorter PDSs: Complying with requirements for superannuation products and simple managed investment schemes.

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