Corrs In Brief

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

How to recognise when industrial action is (and isn’t) occurring

9 November 2016

The concept of ‘industrial action’ plays a crucial role in the bargaining regime under the Fair Work Act 2009, and it is therefore very important that employers are able to recognise when it is – and isn’t – occurring.

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APRA releases enhanced governance requirements for superannuation trustees

8 November 2016

Key changes to governance requirements for superannuation trustees have been issued providing a new framework.

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Commercially Sensitive: Confidential meets Open Justice

3 November 2016

How can you protect commercially sensitive information when it’s being tendered in evidence?

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New Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements to be Established

28 October 2016

‘Foreign persons’ will soon be required to notify the ATO of their interests in registrable water entitlements and contractual water rights, under a new bill to amend the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015 (Cth).

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“Common fund” litigation funding model approved by the Full Federal Court – with strings attached

28 October 2016

On 26 October 2016, the Full Court of the Federal Court allowed an application for a “common fund order” in a class action for the first time.

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Early Completion and its Effect on the Contractor

26 October 2016

This article addresses two questions related to early completion. The first is whether the contractor is entitled to complete early. The second question is whether a contractor is entitled to an extension of time where it plans to complete early and

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Queensland Planning and Environment Court provides guidance on when historical development approval conditions attach to land

20 October 2016

A recent decision by the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has provided much-needed guidance on the vexed issue of when, and how, development conditions attach to land.

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Why Biosecurity is now a planning, construction and procurement matter

17 October 2016

Local governments, developers and contractors in South-East Queensland need to be aware of how the recently commenced Biosecurity Act 2014 has affected the way they should deal with pest issues and manage construction sites.

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Arbitration: Can it assist in the development of the common law – An Australian point of view

17 October 2016

‘Foreign persons’ will soon be required to notify the ATO of their interests in registrable water entitlements and contractual water rights, under a new bill to amend the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015 (Cth).

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Mental Illness and Workplace Disciplinary Law: The 6 Golden Rules

13 October 2016

How does a business ensure it is legally compliant when dealing with a worker who suffers (or may suffer) from mental illness? And most importantly, how can it ensure that it does not cause harm to anyone when applying disciplinary processes?

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