Corrs In Brief

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

Some practical tips in response to the Rocky Hill decision

15 March 2019

A number of clients have asked us about the implications of the recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision in Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7, (where Gloucester Resources Limited’s (GRL) appeal against the Pla

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Cracking the code: Queensland Court of Appeal provides clarity for code assessable development

15 March 2019

A new decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified the assessment rules under Queensland’s planning legislation for 'code assessable' development.

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A fine line: FWC rejects proposed greenfields agreements for West Gate Tunnel project

1 March 2019

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission has considered whether greenfields agreements could be entered into for a major Victorian infrastructure project.

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ACCC releases its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2019

28 February 2019

ACCC Chair Rod Sims this week outlined the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Enforcement and Compliance Priorities for 2019.

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

26 February 2019

The Queensland Government has passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019 (Qld), which will implement a levy on waste from 1 July 2019.

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ACCC v Ultra Tune: Three lessons for franchisors

14 February 2019

A recent Federal Court decision, ACCC v Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 12, provides the first guidance on the reporting requirements for marketing funds and the obligation to act in good faith under the Franchising Code.

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NSW Land and Environment Court refuses development approval for Rocky Hill Coal Mine Project on climate change grounds

13 February 2019

The NSW Land and Environment Court has refused development consent for the Rocky Hill Coal Project in the Gloucester Valley, citing the mine’s likely contribution to climate change as a key reason.

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NSW legislative changes to curb illegal dumping of asbestos waste

7 February 2019

New laws seeking to address the illegal disposal of asbestos waste have commenced in New South Wales, earlier than the anticipated commencement of the end of 2019.

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Directors beware: Federal Court warns against diverting share trading opportunities

29 January 2019

In a recent decision, the Federal Court has provided an important reminder that directors of any company—listed or not—are prohibited from taking up opportunities which should properly have been made available to their companies.

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Motorola v Hytera update: discovery, state security laws and copyright infringement in issue in digital mobile radio patent dispute

29 January 2019

There have been developments in the patent infringement proceedings between Motorola and Hytera in the Federal Court of Australia. They concern Hytera's discovery, and new allegations of copyright infringement.

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