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 Commonwealth Modern Slavery Bill: What are the key requirements?

6 December 2018

By the end of 2018, it is anticipated that the recently passed Commonwealth Modern Slavery Bill will become an Act of Parliament. What are the Bill’s key requirements?

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Responding to shareholder activism: when can directors properly delay an EGM?

5 December 2018

The question of exactly when directors can postpone an Extraordinary General Meeting has been uncertain.

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Queensland’s new financial provisioning scheme for resources projects

30 November 2018

New legislation significantly changes the financial provisioning scheme for resources projects in Queensland. What does this mean for the resources sector?

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The casual conundrum continues: ‘Double-dipping’ and class actions

27 November 2018

As class actions threaten to change the landscape for employers in Australia, we provide an update on the legal manoeuvring surrounding the Federal Court’s decision in Workpac v Skene.

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Winning the battle but not the war: Federal Court clarifies how damages undertakings will be enforced when an injunction is wrongly granted

15 November 2018

A recent Federal Court decision has clarified the nature and extent of compensation payable by a litigant who has undertaken to compensate others affected by the operation of a wrongly-granted injunction.

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The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) – where are things at?

12 November 2018

Chapters 3 and 4 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) – including the new BCIPA regime – will commence on 17 December 2018. Download our guide to the Act here.

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Two key lessons from ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’

9 November 2018

On the morning of 18 October 2018, the domain scottmorrison.com.au was available for purchase in an expired domain auction for the bargain price of $50.

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Bigger bite for the NSW Security of Payment Act

2 November 2018

The NSW Parliament will soon pass into law important amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (1999).

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QLD Planning and Environment Court refuses change of position in conditions appeal

29 October 2018

A recent decision of the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has refused to allow a local government to change its position in a conditions appeal without adequate explanation for the change.

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Talking Trash: What you need to know about Queensland's Proposed Waste Levy

5 October 2018

The Queensland Government has introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 which, if passed, will implement a levy on waste from 4 March 2019.

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