Corrs In Brief

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

The utility of offers of compromise in Class 3 proceedings

6 May 2014

On 13 March 2014, the NSW Land and Environment Court dismissed a costs application made by the acquiring authority, Sydney Water Corporation, following the Court’s determination of the substantive Class 3 proceedings.

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Because of a staple, the agreement was lost - The need for a proper notice of employee representational rights

5 May 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision in Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

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Competition policy review - Issues Paper

30 April 2014

On 4 December 2013, the Australian Government formally announced its ‘root and branch’ review of competition law and policy.

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ACCC releases draft revised immunity policy

30 April 2014

The ACCC has released its draft revised immunity policy for cartel conduct for comment.

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Abbott Government releases new Construction Code

28 April 2014

On 17 April 2014, Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz published an advance release of the Coalition Government’s new code of practice for the construction industry.

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Construction law - Arbitration update

24 April 2014

Arbitration is increasingly becoming a forum of choice for resolving construction disputes.

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Preparing for takeoff - New developments towards an Asia Region Funds Passport

23 April 2014

Development of an Asia Region Funds Passport has progressed to the next stage of implementation, with a wide-ranging consultation paper released on 16 April 2014 for public comment.

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Truth in advertising and labelling: The regulator’s perspective on what you can and can’t say

23 April 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released two new guides, the Advertising and selling guide and Country of origin claims and the Australian Consumer Law.

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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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