Corrs In Brief

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

An odd couple: Mining leases and native title can coexist - Western Australia v Brown [2014] HCA 8

24 March 2014

The High Court of Australia has unanimously held that the grant of a mineral lease in the 1960s does not extinguish native title rights and interests, but rather suspends native title until the lease ends.

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High Court’s commercial approach to reasonable endeavours obligation

19 March 2014

The High Court recently held that a party’s contractual obligation to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to deliver a product under a supply agreement did not require it to forgo its own business and commercial interests.

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Section 61 of the Just Terms Act: Relocation costs and the basis for the assessment of compensation for market value of land

18 March 2014

On 28 February 2014, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in El Boustani v The Minister administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2014] NSWCA 33.

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FWC’s anti-bullying jurisdiction: Past conduct is relevant

17 March 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the Fair Work Commission Full Bench’s decision in Application by Kathleen McInnes [2014] FWCFB 1440 (6 March 2014).

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Offshoring data: The new privacy laws

13 March 2014

New laws govern the ‘disclosure’ by Australian organisations of personal information to overseas recipients from 12 March 2014.

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Small drafting mistake, big stamp duty cost

12 March 2014

Proper drafting of legal documents can be especially important in a stamp duty context as inappropriate drafting can result in an unexpected stamp duty cost.

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AGL fails to acquire MacGen: Where to now for the sale of generation assets in NSW and Queensland?

12 March 2014

On 4 March 2014, the ACCC published its decision to oppose AGL Energy Limited’s proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation.

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Yeats Consulting Pty Ltd v Logan City Council

11 March 2014

Yeats Consulting Pty Ltd v Logan City Council: When a Chief Executive Officer of a local government personally makes a decision for the purposes of establishing appeal rights.

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Federal Court upholds ban on “Super Trawler”, but warns of rough seas ahead

10 March 2014

On 21 February 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered its decision in the matter of Seafish Tasmania Pelagic Pty Ltd v Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Water, Population and Communities.

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Generic pharmaceuticals and competition law: The ACCC vs Pfizer proceedings

10 March 2014

The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd.

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