Corrs In Brief

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

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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The future of the Clean Energy Future package

18 November 2013

“Securing a clean energy future – The Australian Government’s climate change plan” was released by the Labor Government on 10 July 2011.

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De Rose v South Australia - The first approved native title compensation determination

15 November 2013

In October, the Court handed down its judgment in De Rose v State of SA, the first decision to order the payment of compensation for the extinguishment of native title rights and interests.

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Retention money trust accounts may soon become mandatory for head contractors in the NSW construction industry

13 November 2013

Mandatory trust accounts to deal with retention money held by head contractors in the construction industry may soon become law in NSW.

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Are you prepared for the new oil and gas reporting requirements under the Listing Rules?

1 November 2013

Recent market announcements suggest not all ASX listed oil and gas companies are prepared for the significant changes to the ASX Listing Rules which take effect from 1 December 2013.

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Significant changes to Queensland workers’ compensation provisions: What it means for employers

31 October 2013

On 29 October 2013 the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 (Qld) was passed.

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Did you know that you need to update your asbestos management plan and asbestos register every 5 years?

31 October 2013

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 specify how asbestos is to be managed in workplaces.

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NSW Government takes first step to address the insolvency crisis in the construction industry

28 October 2013

The spate of insolvencies in the NSW construction sector shows no signs of easing. On 24 October 2013, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament.

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Buzzacott v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities [2013] FCAFC 111

28 October 2013

The Full Court of the Federal Court (Full Court) recently handed down its decision in Buzzacott v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

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