Corrs In Brief

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

New tenure framework in Queensland: A silver lining amongst the dark clouds?

8 October 2015

As the resources sector faces tough market conditions, it is critical the Queensland government reduces administrative burdens and modernises its regulatory framework to ensure Queensland remains an attractive destination for mining investment.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership and Data Privacy

7 October 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership reached a consensus on Monday 5 October 2015. The agreement is expansive and introduces a number of trade initiatives including proposals regarding data flows.

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Queensland’s market-led proposal guidelines – Guiding private investment in innovative real estate and infrastructure projects

18 September 2015

The Queensland Government recently released new market-led proposal guidelines. The guidelines are a positive step forward and provide greater guidance for submitting unsolicited development and infrastructure proposals to Government.

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ASIC’s focus on financial services providers sharpens following market surveillance

15 September 2015

Recent surveillance by ASIC has uncovered breaches of law and deficiencies in compliance measures by some responsible entities and superannuation trustees.

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ICAC’s Powers Confirmed – Now for the future

11 September 2015

The High Court’s decision in Duncan v ICAC and the introduction of the ICAC Amendment Bill 2015 (NSW) provides a welcome end to the uncertainty around ICAC’s powers to conduct investigations and make findings of corruption.

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Federal Full Court finds market-based causation is reasonably arguable

10 September 2015

Another decision has commented on the availability of market-based causation in shareholder class actions.

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High Court upholds finding that Crestor patent is invalid

10 September 2015

In a much anticipated judgement, the High Court has unanimously upheld the Full Federal Court’s decision that an AstraZeneca patent relating to the blockbuster drug CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) is invalid on the ground that it is obvious.

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Key changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme

8 September 2015

The Minister for Planning has introduced key amendments to the Melbourne Planning Scheme to address concerns regarding the scale of development in Melbourne’s CBD.

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New Work Health & Safety Regulator in NSW

7 September 2015

From 1 September 2015, WorkCover NSW has been replaced by three new bodies with SafeWork NSW now the main WHS regulator at state level.

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Planning update for NSW developers

2 September 2015

Update on recent planning cases and legislative amendments for NSW developers.

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