Corrs In Brief

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

FoFA amendments back in the spotlight

25 June 2014

Following the tabling of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report on the Inquiry into the Corporations Amendment Bill 2014, Senator Mathias Cormann, has released the Government’s response to the Report.

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Queensland’s new regime for overlapping coal and CSG tenures

23 June 2014

On 5 June 2014 the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was introduced into Queensland Parliament.

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Stop! Enforcing an adjudication determination in Western Australia by means of a statutory demand? You must first obtain leave of the Court

19 June 2014

The recent decision gives clear guidance to those in the building and construction industry wishing to enforce a favourable adjudication determination by issuing a statutory demand. Leave of the Court to enter a judgment must first be obtained.

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The cowl does not make the monk - Can an employer pay employees an “all in” rate covering annual leave entitlements?

17 June 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision in Canavan Building Pty Ltd [2014] FWCFB 3202 (29 May 2014).

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Modernising Queensland's Resources Acts

13 June 2014

On 5 June 2014, the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was released, firing the starting gun for the complete legislative overhaul facing Queensland’s resources sector.

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An uncertain future for the government’s paid parental leave scheme

12 June 2014

A number of key details of the government’s proposed paid parental leave scheme are unclear, creating uncertainty for employers. The fate of the scheme is also unclear in light of the Budget and the soon to be changed composition of the Senate.

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Government amends Local Government Acts to overturn Paton & ors v Mackay Regional Council

5 June 2014

Last night the State Government passed the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.

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New South Wales reintroduces stamp duty changes relating to options

2 June 2014

Last week a new bill was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament which reintroduces most of the significant stamp duty changes that had been proposed by the previous bill.

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BCIP Act reform - Key changes

29 May 2014

After a long period of stakeholder consultation, the Queensland Government has announced a series of amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld).

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Navigating the new BCIPA - Pitfalls remain when responding to standard payment claims

29 May 2014

Your contractor endorses his payment claims as payment claims under BCIPA. He says he will not pursue any disputed amount under BCIPA. What should you do and what are the risks?

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