Corrs In Brief

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

Draft Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination in NSW

14 July 2014

Section 60 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW) (CLM Act) provides a framework for the reporting of contamination to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) where that contamination meets certain threshold requirements.

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Owning a former landfill - On the nose or a walk in the park?

11 July 2014

Practices associated with owning and operating landfills have changed considerably over time.

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How to access funds under the government’s proposed Emissions Reduction Fund

11 July 2014

The Government’s plan to replace the carbon pricing mechanism with its Direct Action Plan took a step forward on 18 June 2014 with the introduction to Parliament of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014.

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Setting the Bar: Assessing the impact of the Raising the Bar amendments on trade mark opposition practice

11 July 2014

This article offers a preliminary assessment of the impact of the reforms and evaluates the Office’s approach to the efficiency/fairness balancing exercise.

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Commonwealth Financial Planning case prompts Senate Committee to call for more protection and (possibly) incentives for whistleblowers

8 July 2014

Reforms to encourage and protect whistleblowers could be a key outcome of the Performance of ASIC inquiry.

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What is “just” compensation? Tolson v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWCA 161

7 July 2014

The First Appellants (the Tolsons) owned land at Mulgrave, south of Windsor, which was used by the Second Appellant (Elf Farm Supplies) to run a business of preparing compost for mushroom farms.

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Health star rating system to proceed

4 July 2014

On 27 June 2014 the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation agreed to the implementation of an amended version of the front of pack Health Star Rating System.

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Draft of the revised Food Standards Code released

2 July 2014

A decision of the NSW Supreme Court in 2008 prompted Food Standards Australia New Zealand to conduct a legal audit of the current Food Standards Code.

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Investing in the Australian petroleum industry

1 July 2014

The Australian resources sector is moving into a new era, with the future of the industry marked by major emerging opportunities in the petroleum industry.

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Stewart v Atco - The High Court clarifies the Universal Distributing principle and the role of liquidators

1 July 2014

The High Court recently delivered judgment in the matter of Stewart v Atco Controls Pty Ltd (In Liquidation).

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