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 cost of an inaccurate planning certificate

7 February 2017

Councils can be held liable for providing misleading planning information – even if an entity did not request that guidance.

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Watching the Watchman – Full Federal Court rejects Australian Privacy Commissioner’s stance on metadata

27 January 2017

In a decision that has important ramifications for the regulation of metadata in Australia, the Full Federal Court has dismissed Telstra’s appeal of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s decision in the Ben Grubb metadata case.

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‘A Tragedy Waiting to Happen’: Record OHS fine confirms why risk assessments are key

23 January 2017

A tragic recent case in which a transport company was fined a record amount for breaching its OHS duties confirms that safety and legal compliance requires competent risk assessments and a timely response to their outcomes.

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New procedural rules for Western Australia confirm the State’s commitment to arbitration

19 January 2017

On 3 January 2017, the Supreme Court of Western Australia introduced the Supreme Court (Arbitration) Rules 2016 (WA), a clear sign of the Western Australian courts’ commitment to international and domestic arbitration.

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Swearing in the workplace: Where should you draw the line?

17 January 2017

Is swearing ever appropriate in the workplace? Six recent cases suggest that the line between what is and is not appropriate is becoming increasingly blurred.

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Review of Queensland Privacy and Right to Information Legislation

16 January 2017

Do Queensland’s Privacy and Right to Information laws need to change? Government agencies and service providers can have their say – but they’ll need to move quickly.

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Some useful “tweaks” proposed for the NSW planning system

11 January 2017

A multitude of amendments have been proposed for Environmental Planning in New South Wales to simplify the planning system.

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The enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Australia under the Hague and New York Conventions

22 December 2016

This article considers the enforcement of foreign judgments in Australia under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth), at common law and under the Hague Convention, and compares this with the scope for enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York

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Insider Trading: What can we learn from Australia's first corporate penalty?

20 December 2016

Key lessons following the first civil penalty for a corporation’s insider trading.

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Litigation funding in international arbitration: recovering the costs of litigation finance

19 December 2016

A recent decision of London’s High Court has far-reaching implications for those using litigation funding.

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