Corrs In Brief

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

ACCC v Chopra: Penalty submissions in the aftermath of CFMEU and Barbaro

27 July 2015

While Chopra does not restore the certainty removed by CFMEU, his Honour adopted a balanced approach that may be followed in the future, by asking the parties what penalty would be manifestly excessive or inadequate, based on comparable cases.

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Investing in the Australian mining industry: A focus on coal and iron ore

24 July 2015

Australia is a country with vast mineral wealth. This fact, coupled with its stable political, legal and economic environment, a highly skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude to foreign investment, makes Australia a favoured destination.

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ARENA’s 2015-2016 funding priorities

24 July 2015

Last week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced its funding priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year alongside its new streamlined programme structure.

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The NSW Environment Protection Authority adopts new “Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contaminated under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997"

21 July 2015

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has published new Reporting Guidelines to set reporting thresholds and provide guidance on the duty to report contamination under s60 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW).

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Dissenting judgment points to possibility of easier employee access to general protection claims

15 July 2015

A dissenting judgment in the Federal Court makes further High Court consideration of the adverse action principles likely. This may result in a reconsideration of some of the employer-friendly aspects of the High Court BHP decision.

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Australian agriculture investment update

8 July 2015

Welcome to the first edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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Avoiding the pitfalls of comparative advertising

30 June 2015

Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Limited v LG Electronics Australia Pty Limited provides three simple lessons for businesses who regularly use comparative advertising and who want to avoid allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct.

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Surprise FOFA amendments a new Financial Year present

30 June 2015

New FOFA regulations made on Friday will come into effect on 1 July despite only being announced by the Assistant Treasurer that same day.

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Existing laws reach retirement - Fundamental changes to superannuation governance announced

26 June 2015

All boards of RSE licensees will be required to have a minimum one-third independent directors and an independent chair on the board under draft legislation released by the Treasury for consultation today.

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A limited life for insurers’ regulations - Significant reform proposals announced for retail life insurers

25 June 2015

ASIC has announced it will consider the just-released industry sponsored reform package as part of its response to significant non-compliance with financial services law in the retail life insurance industry.

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