Corrs In Brief

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

ASIC updates disclosure guidance for shorter Product Disclosure Statements

29 November 2013

On 27 November, ASIC released updated ASIC Information Sheet 155 Shorter PDSs: Complying with requirements for superannuation products and simple managed investment schemes.

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A right to some leisurely expanse of time to think up and develop points in arbitral proceedings?

29 November 2013

In the recent decision the Court refused an appeal to resist enforcement of an arbitral award under the International Arbitration Act 1974 pursuant to grounds of procedural unfairness.

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More legislation and new approvals - How the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 will impact Queensland resource projects

29 November 2013

On 20 November 2013, the Honourable Jeff Seeney MP introduced the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 (the Bill) into Queensland Parliament.

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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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