Corrs In Brief

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

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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A right to some leisurely expanse of time to think up and develop points in arbitral proceedings?

29 November 2013

In the recent decision the Court refused an appeal to resist enforcement of an arbitral award under the International Arbitration Act 1974 pursuant to grounds of procedural unfairness.

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More legislation and new approvals - How the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 will impact Queensland resource projects

29 November 2013

On 20 November 2013, the Honourable Jeff Seeney MP introduced the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 (the Bill) into Queensland Parliament.

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