Publications

Corrs produce a range of publications to keep you informed on legal developments that may affect your business, industry and environment. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their breadth of knowledge and draw from diverse experiences to deliver content that is timely and targeted.

Improving Planning Act Processes

21 September 2018

New amendments are proposed to the Planning Act 2016 to clarify a number of issues that have been identified in recent Court proceedings.

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Call of Duty: can lawyers owe a duty of care to a company in liquidation when instructed by its shareholder?

21 September 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in Mujkic Family Company Pty Ltd v Clarke & Gee Pty Ltd [2018] TASFC 4, which concerns a rather novel issue – whether a solicitor acting for a shareholder might also owe a duty of care to the company in liquida

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Examinee (still) on the Run — Clarifying how liquidators can apply for arrest warrants to require directors to appear

14 September 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Mensink v Parbery [2018] FCAFC 101, in which the former director of Queensland Nickel appealed against the issue of arrest warrants requiring him to attend court for an examination and to answer contempt cha

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Don’t believe everything you read – company’s books not prima facie proof of debt

7 September 2018

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of ACN 096 281 542 Limited (in Liquidation) (ACN 096 281 542) (formerly Biotempus Limited) [2018] VSC 425, in which the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed a party’s appeal from a liquidators’ rejection of a pro

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The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 Explained

7 September 2018

The Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 has now passed into law, having received Royal Assent on 3 September 2018. This downloadable publication covers the key changes, practical impacts and issues for business arising from the Act.

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Mining Sector Update – Australia and Papua New Guinea: September Edition

6 September 2018

Each month, Corrs Chambers Westgarth brings you up-to-date on the mining industry. We focus on recent deals, regulatory updates and opportunities in this ever-evolving sector.

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New combustible cladding regulations to commence in New South Wales

5 September 2018

New regulations will commence on 22 October 2018 that require owners of certain buildings to check for external combustible cladding and register all affected buildings with the NSW Government.

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You don’t own me: Queensland Court of Appeal confirms lessees don’t need to provide owner’s consent to development applications

4 September 2018

A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a development application does not need to be supported by the written consent of a lessee.

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Going South(ern): Summary enforcement of loans after Great Southern

31 August 2018

This week’s TGIF considers an increasingly common issue – how to conduct enforcement proceedings where a borrower’s loan is part of concluded group proceedings like those in Great Southern and Timbercorp.

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Public examinations during liquidation: which documents can liquidators obtain?

24 August 2018

How far do liquidators’ powers to demand documents for public examinations extend? In this week’s TGIF, we consider these questions in the context of the recent case of Re Cathro.

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