Corrs In Brief

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

Adsidui emptor or taxpayers beware: The implications of new guidance on transfer pricing documentation, reconstruction and penalties

17 April 2014

Yesterday the Australian Taxation Office released its long awaited guidance on the new transfer pricing rules operative from 29 June 2013.

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Trade unions Royal Commission commences in Sydney

9 April 2014

A preliminary hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was held on 9 April 2014.

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First step in state land tenure reform

9 April 2014

The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 19 March 2014 and is yet to reach a second reading stage.

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Opportunity for junior explorers as Queensland Government releases land for petroleum and gas exploration via a non-cash competitive tender

9 April 2014

The Queensland Government has announced that six parcels of land have been released for petroleum and gas exploration through a non-cash competitive tender.

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Want to sell your idea to Government? An unsolicited proposal could be your answer

9 April 2014

Unsolicited proposals are a means by which the private sector can propose new ideas to the State to deliver capital requirements outside normal procurement processes.

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Federal Government expands access to Comcare scheme

8 April 2014

On 2 December 2013, Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz announced the lifting of a moratorium on private corporations becoming self-insurers under the Comcare scheme which had been put in place by the Rudd Labor Govt in Dec 2007.

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Federal Court finds agreement scope clauses can have broad application

8 April 2014

The recent decision confirms that an employer can enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees, but with the capacity to apply over time to a wider range of employees.

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Root and branch competition policy review - What does it mean for infrastructure?

4 April 2014

On 27 March 2014 the government released the terms of reference for its root and branch competition policy review and revealed the composition of the review panel.

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Government issues revised franchising laws for comment

4 April 2014

On 2 April 2014, the Government released for public comment a draft of the revised Franchising Code of Conduct and a bill to amend the relevant franchising provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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Software patents will not crash the patent system

4 April 2014

In November last year, the Court had an opportunity to consider whether software patents were patentable subject matter under the Patents Act 1990.

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