Corrs In Brief

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

Right of casuals to make enterprise agreements clarified

30 May 2016

In this In Brief we examine the decision in McDermott Australia Pty Ltd v AWU & AMWU [2016] FWCFC 2222. The decision clarifies that casual employees can be included in the vote on an enterprise agreement.

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BioBanking 2.0 – The NSW Government’s Draft Biodiversity Conservation Laws

30 May 2016

On 3 May 2016, the NSW Government proposed a major overhaul of the State’s biodiversity conservation laws. We outline the key proposed changes, and what these changes may mean for development and conservation in NSW.

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Big Brother is watching! Covert government and corporate regulator hacking in Australia

26 May 2016

This article focuses on recent legislative developments regarding covert hacking in Australia that your organisation needs to be aware of, and also touches on some new legislative approaches being adopted in the USA.

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The long arm of adverse action: independent investigations and performance reviews

24 May 2016

We examine the recent decision in Perez v Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services [2016] FCA 476, which highlights the importance for employers of handling workplace investigations and performance reviews carefully.

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Friends of Tumblebee Incorporated v ATB Morton Pty Limited (No 2) [2016] NSWLEC 16

24 May 2016

This decision has important implications for developers undertaking developments in areas where endangered species and/or their habitats may be impacted

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Recommended changes to Environmental Regulation in Victoria

23 May 2016

On 16 May 2016, the report of the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Agency was released to the public which proposes a comprehensive overhaul of Victoria’s environmental legislative framework.

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The importance of franchise disclosure documents - lessons from ACCC v SensaSlim

19 May 2016

On 11 May 2016, Justice Yates of the Federal Court ordered SensaSlim Australia Pty Ltd (in liquidation) to pay significant pecuniary penalties for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false representations to both franchisees and t

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What does Glencore’s Tribunal application mean for infrastructure investors?

18 May 2016

Perhaps hoping to emulate Tigerair’s 2014 success in obtaining greater leverage in commercial negotiations, Glencore lodged an application with the National Competition Council (NCC) for declaration of channel shipping services at the Port of Newcast

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Are we nearly there yet? Yes we are!! The status of planning law reform in Queensland

17 May 2016

On 11 May 2016 a milestone was reached in the reform of Queensland planning legislation with the passing of the Planning Bill 2015 and its associated legislation.

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DEHP’s new weapons to ensure clean-up of mining sites: are you in the firing line?

17 May 2016

Recent amendments to Queensland’s environmental laws give the DEHP wide powers to ensure the clean-up of mining sites, and create new liabilities for ‘related persons’. Are you a related person? You might be surprised by the answer…

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