Corrs In Brief

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

Outcome-based contracting is on the up: Who's doing it, why, and what you need to know about it

13 May 2014

With government agencies and businesses under pressure to deliver more value within constrained budgets, organisations are looking closely at outcome based contracting models.

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Court of Appeal reaffirms LEC decision to refuse Rio Tinto’s proposed expansion of the Warkworth Coal Mine

12 May 2014

On 7 April 2014, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision which concerned an appeal against the refusal of Rio Tinto’s proposed Hunter Valley coal mine expansion.

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Goodbye PAMDA: Property Occupations Bill passed

9 May 2014

The Property Occupations Bill 2013 was passed by Parliament on 7 May 2014.

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Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Subdivision Works) Regulation 2014

7 May 2014

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Subdivision Works) Regulation 2014, commenced on 24 April 2014.

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The utility of offers of compromise in Class 3 proceedings

6 May 2014

On 13 March 2014, the NSW Land and Environment Court dismissed a costs application made by the acquiring authority, Sydney Water Corporation, following the Court’s determination of the substantive Class 3 proceedings.

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Because of a staple, the agreement was lost - The need for a proper notice of employee representational rights

5 May 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision in Peabody Moorvale Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

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Competition policy review - Issues Paper

30 April 2014

On 4 December 2013, the Australian Government formally announced its ‘root and branch’ review of competition law and policy.

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ACCC releases draft revised immunity policy

30 April 2014

The ACCC has released its draft revised immunity policy for cartel conduct for comment.

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Abbott Government releases new Construction Code

28 April 2014

On 17 April 2014, Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz published an advance release of the Coalition Government’s new code of practice for the construction industry.

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Construction law - Arbitration update

24 April 2014

Arbitration is increasingly becoming a forum of choice for resolving construction disputes.

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