Corrs In Brief

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

High Court upholds NSW law banning political donations

30 October 2015

LHigh Court upholds provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure Act 1981 that impose caps on political donations, prohibit donations from property developers and restrict indirect campaign contribution.

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Greater Sydney Commission Bill introduced to Parliament

29 October 2015

Last week saw the introduction of the Bill to create the Greater Sydney Commission. The Commission will centralise strategic planning in the Greater Sydney Region and nominate a Sydney planning panel to replace the East and West Sydney JRPPs.

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New Small Business Unfair Contract Terms Regime - Your franchise agreements could become unenforceable

28 October 2015

New laws will extend the unfair contract term protections to small business contracts, affecting many franchises. Businesses now have a one year grace period to review and amend their standard form contracts in order to comply.

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Fair Work Act Amendments set to become law

28 October 2015

The Fair Work Amendment Act will implement major changes to greenfields bargaining and protected action ballots. In this In Brief, we examine the main provisions of the Act and the compromises the Government has made to secure its passage.

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Australian agriculture investment update

28 October 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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Amendments agreed to ensure passage of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

27 October 2015

The Government and Labor have reached a deal to ensure passage of the vital China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. We examine the proposed changes to Migration Regulations which will see ChAFTA implemented by the end of this year.

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Plan Melbourne refresh underway – Discussion Paper released

27 October 2015

The Plan Melbourne 'refresh' Discussion Paper has been released, demonstrating the Government’s interest in implementing key changes in relation to climate change and sustainability, housing affordability and density, and transport priorities.

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Construction law update - October

22 October 2015

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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Sweeping superannuation reforms likely post FSI

20 October 2015

The Federal Government is promising to shake-up the superannuation industry, which it calls fragmented, costly, complex and suffering from a lack of member engagement.

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Further than FOFA: FSI response targets advisers, disclosure and product design

20 October 2015

New consumer protection measures targeting the competency of financial advisers, better management remuneration-based conflicts of interests and strengthened product issuer and distributor obligations have been announced.

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