Corrs In Brief

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

ACCC issues first-ever draft determination proposing to authorise resale price maintenance

23 October 2014

In response to the first ever application for authorisation for resale price maintenance conduct, the ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant a conditional authorisation.

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Victorian Supreme Court confirms tort of intimidation is part of Australian law

20 October 2014

A recent decision highlights an important response that is often available to employers when confronted with unruly unprotected industrial action by unions and/or employees.

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Significant changes to the civil appeals process in the Victorian Court of Appeal

20 October 2014

From 10 November this year, any party wishing to bring a civil appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria will first need to obtain leave to appeal.

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High Court majority applies Barclay decision to find “scab sign” dismissal was lawful

17 October 2014

The decision in Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd, handed down yesterday, provides important guidance on the operation of the adverse action provisions in Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009.

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ACCC takes stock of its new carbon repeal enforcement powers: “What went on should now come off”

13 October 2014

In July this year, Parliament abolished the carbon tax by passing the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014.

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Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224 - Implications for local government

8 October 2014

On 1 October 2014, the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered its decision in the matter of Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224.

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Another step toward red tape reduction - Amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984 (Qld)

8 October 2014

he Queensland Government has taken another step in its commitment to red tape reduction, with the granting of assent to the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) (Amending Act) on 26 September 2014.

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Competition law 'root and branch' review: Harper Draft Report released

26 September 2014

On 22 September 2014 the much anticipated Draft Report of the ‘root and branch’ review of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 was released.

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Directors’ duties: The inflexibility of the conflict rule

24 September 2014

On 11 September 2014, the Court delivered judgment in Allco Funds Management Limited (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liq) v Trust Company (RE Services) Limited.

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A $1.59 million reason to avoid wrongful dismissal

23 September 2014

In this In Brief, we discuss the Western Australian Supreme Court decision in Heugh v Central Petroleum Limited [2014] WASC 311 (5 September 2014).

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