Corrs In Brief

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

Federal Court upholds implied contractual right to require medical evidence

2 April 2014

In a recent decision the Court held that Qantas had an implied contractual right to seek detailed medical information from a pilot who had been on long-term personal/sick leave.

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APRA’s final harmonised and enhanced risk management requirements

2 April 2014

On 31 January 2014, APRA released a package to harmonise and enhance risk management practices and requirements across the industry including authorised deposit-taking institutions and general and life insurers.

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Federal Court fines Flight Centre $11 million for attempted price fixing

1 April 2014

On 6 December 2013, Justice Logan of the Federal Court found that Flight Centre Travel Group Limited had engaged in six contraventions of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

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Regional Planning Interests Act - What does it mean for your resources project?

31 March 2014

With the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 now passed, resources companies will need to take stock of how this Act will impact their operations.

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‘Root and branch’ review underway - Terms of reference released and review panel appointed

28 March 2014

The ACCC has announced the review panel and released the terms of reference for the independent ‘root and branch’ review of the Competition and Consumer Act.

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Owning a former landfill - On the nose or a walk in the park?

25 March 2014

Is the owner of land formerly used as a landfill required to notify the State if environmental harm is being caused?

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Beware of making therapeutic claims in your product advertisements

24 March 2014

An order made in relation to the advertising of the Lifelixer product provides insight into the advertising complaint process of the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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An odd couple: Mining leases and native title can coexist - Western Australia v Brown [2014] HCA 8

24 March 2014

The High Court of Australia has unanimously held that the grant of a mineral lease in the 1960s does not extinguish native title rights and interests, but rather suspends native title until the lease ends.

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High Court’s commercial approach to reasonable endeavours obligation

19 March 2014

The High Court recently held that a party’s contractual obligation to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to deliver a product under a supply agreement did not require it to forgo its own business and commercial interests.

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Section 61 of the Just Terms Act: Relocation costs and the basis for the assessment of compensation for market value of land

18 March 2014

On 28 February 2014, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in El Boustani v The Minister administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2014] NSWCA 33.

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