Corrs In Brief

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

Making a political donation for the 2016 Federal Election: A quick refresher on the key issues for business

5 May 2016

With the Budget announced and the 2016 Federal Election imminent it is the ideal time for business to refresh their knowledge on Commonwealth political donation laws.

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Superannuation slammed and carved up in budget – the reform cycle continues

4 May 2016

Sweeping superannuation changes that will significantly impact industry and all superannuants have been announced by the Federal Government in its 2016/2017 Budget

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Federal Budget 2016-17 – Key tax measures for business

4 May 2016

Last night, the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison MP, released the 2016-7 Federal Budget. With an announcement regarding an election expected to be imminent, the Government has released a conservative budget that doesn’t tackle structural tax reform

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In-play betting – don't bet on it

2 May 2016

The Corrs Gaming & Wagering practice group provide an update on in-play betting in Australia following the release of the Federal Government’s views about future changes to online gambling regulation.

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Significant changes to Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage legislation will commence soon – what you need to know

28 April 2016

Earlier this year, the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (Amending Act) was passed by the Victorian State Parliament. The Amending Act introduces a number of significant changes to the way that Aboriginal heritage is managed in Victoria.

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Cutting red tape while ensuring quality control – rising to the challenge of export law reform

27 April 2016

The Commonwealth Government is in the process of reforming Australia’s agricultural export legislation in recognition of the current regulatory complexity.

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ACCC FAD sees dramatic price cuts for declared services

27 April 2016

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC’s released its FAD setting out price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. The new FAD sets pricing significantly lower than the previous FAD, with some reductions close to 80%.

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Key reforms to the South Australian planning system passed by Parliament

26 April 2016

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (Act), which is designed to reform South Australia’s planning and development system and will repeal the Development Act 1993 (SA), has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament.

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Businesses Beware – are you caught by the Australian Consumer Law? Implications of the ACCC v Valve decision

21 April 2016

Online and international businesses should consider whether they are subject to the ACL and amend their customer agreements to ensure compliance.

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Pizza Hut franchisees fail in their legal challenge to Pizza Hut’s new product and pricing policy

18 April 2016

The Federal Court has rejected claims by a number of Pizza Hut franchisees alleging that the franchisor breached its franchise agreement, was negligent and engaged in unconscionable conduct by introducing a new pizza pricing strategy.

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