Corrs In Brief

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

Special rates - A bridge too far?

6 March 2014

E Cocco & Sons Investments Pty Ltd v Gold Coast City Council [2014] QSC 10.

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Government commences Fair Work Act reform

28 February 2014

On 27 February 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 into federal parliament.

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Timely guidance from the Privacy Commissioner - APP guidelines released

26 February 2014

As companies finalise their compliance preparations ahead of Australia’s privacy law reforms taking effect in March 2014, the Privacy Commissioner has released its guidelines to the new Australian Privacy Principles.

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Access to developments from classified roads: Implications of Modern Motels Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council [2013] NSWLEC 138

26 February 2014

The has refused consent for a fast food development because access was proposed from a classified road where access via a local road was also available, although not considered desirable by the developer.

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Crackdown on unions using safety as a weapon - Proposed changes to Queensland WHS Act

25 February 2014

The Queensland Government introduced the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 into State Parliament on 13 February 2014.

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Mothballing a resources project - Landowner issues and compensation

24 February 2014

While the decision to shut down a resources project is usually driven by economic and financial factors, implementing the closure requires compliance with a variety of legal measures.

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Is the access regime worth keeping? The productivity commission says ‘yes’

19 February 2014

On 11 February 2014, the Productivity Commission released its report into the effectiveness of the national access regime in Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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Just Terms Act Update: Compensation for open space land in Willoughby found not to equate to residential land rates

19 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, the Court handed down its decision in Willoughby City Council v Roads and Maritime Services. The decision is significant for a number of reasons.

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Protection of the sea from pollution by oil from ships: Findings of recent sentencing judgments

18 February 2014

Two judgments in December 2013 provide some useful current guidance on sentencing considerations for offences under the Marine Pollution Act 1987.

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Proposed changes to BASIX targets

14 February 2014

In December 2013, the NSW Government announced proposed changes to Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) targets.

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