Corrs In Brief

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

Small drafting mistake, big stamp duty cost

12 March 2014

Proper drafting of legal documents can be especially important in a stamp duty context as inappropriate drafting can result in an unexpected stamp duty cost.

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AGL fails to acquire MacGen: Where to now for the sale of generation assets in NSW and Queensland?

12 March 2014

On 4 March 2014, the ACCC published its decision to oppose AGL Energy Limited’s proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation.

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Yeats Consulting Pty Ltd v Logan City Council

11 March 2014

Yeats Consulting Pty Ltd v Logan City Council: When a Chief Executive Officer of a local government personally makes a decision for the purposes of establishing appeal rights.

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Federal Court upholds ban on “Super Trawler”, but warns of rough seas ahead

10 March 2014

On 21 February 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered its decision in the matter of Seafish Tasmania Pelagic Pty Ltd v Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Water, Population and Communities.

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Generic pharmaceuticals and competition law: The ACCC vs Pfizer proceedings

10 March 2014

The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd.

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Uranium mining to recommence in Queensland

7 March 2014

Uranium mining is once again permitted in Queensland.

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The Land Access Review - Recommendations for change

7 March 2014

Further changes to the Land Access regime in Queensland are foreshadowed in the Land Access Implementation Committee Report released on 4 March 2014.

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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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