Corrs In Brief

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

Mothballing a resources project - Regulatory approvals and overlapping tenure issues

28 November 2013

Project owners need to manage statutory and contractual obligations as well as a range of environmental, employment and safety issues.

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A new Government sets a new agenda for superannuation - The Super System Review’s unfinished business

28 November 2013

The Federal Government has today released a discussion paper entitled Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation.

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Buy in from retailers and suppliers on a draft voluntary Food and Grocery Code of Conduct

26 November 2013

On 18 November 2013, after more than 18 months of negotiation, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) reached agreement with Coles and Woolworths on the terms of a proposed food and grocery code of conduct (Code).

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The standard required of a written statement of reasons

26 November 2013

The High Court of Australia recently considered the standard required of a written statement of reasons in making a statutory decision.

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Planning reform program in Western Australia - Calls for submissions

26 November 2013

The Department of Planning is progressing the State Government’s reform program for the planning system in Western Australia with the release of three documents for public submissions:

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Discharging the onus in adverse action claims - What employers can do in the post-Barclay environment

25 November 2013

In a recent decision the Court held that the question whether an employer has taken adverse action for reasons prohibited under the Fair Work Act is answered by focusing on the decision maker’s actual reasons for making the decision.

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Discussion Paper on planning for affordable housing in Western Australia - Calls for submissions

25 November 2013

The Department of Planning has issued a Discussion Paper – Planning Provisions for Affordable Housing – for public submissions.

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First fine for non-disclosure of reportable political donations

22 November 2013

Aston Coal 2 Pty Ltd has been fined because two of its directors had made reportable political donations which were not disclosed during the assessment of the Maules Creek planning application.

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The Financial System Inquiry is coming

21 November 2013

David Murray, former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank and Future Fund Chairman, will head the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) as committed to by the new Government.

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NSW releases draft Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy

20 November 2013

The NSW State Government announced a funding package of $465.7 million for the waste and resource recovery sector over the next 5 years.

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