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.

Significant changes to the civil appeals process in the Victorian Court of Appeal

20 October 2014

From 10 November this year, any party wishing to bring a civil appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria will first need to obtain leave to appeal.

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Clarification of liquidator’s power to sell assets held on trust by company disqualified from acting as trustee

17 October 2014

This decision clarifies the scope of a liquidator’s power to sell the property of a corporate trustee under s 477(2)(c) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and whether it is limited by the terms of the trust deed.

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High Court majority applies Barclay decision to find “scab sign” dismissal was lawful

17 October 2014

The decision in Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd, handed down yesterday, provides important guidance on the operation of the adverse action provisions in Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009.

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October 2014 Energy & Resources Sector Update - AMPLA edition

16 October 2014

This special AMPLA edition discusses the impact of the recently passed Mineral and Energy Resources Act 2014 (Qld) and the newly introduced Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (Qld) on the resources sector in Queensland.

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Competition Review: October 2014/1

13 October 2014

This issue covers the ACCC’s decision not to oppose Expedia’s proposed acquisition of Wotif, and the ACCC’s commencement of criminal proceedings against Anthony Boyle for allegedly providing false or misleading evidence.

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ACCC takes stock of its new carbon repeal enforcement powers: “What went on should now come off”

13 October 2014

In July this year, Parliament abolished the carbon tax by passing the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014.

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Recent guidance from the Federal Court on proving uncommercial and insolvent transactions

10 October 2014

Federal Court provides insight on the principles for proving uncommercial and insolvent transactions and demonstrates the importance of precise and specific evidence.

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Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224 - Implications for local government

8 October 2014

On 1 October 2014, the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered its decision in the matter of Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224.

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Another step toward red tape reduction - Amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984 (Qld)

8 October 2014

The Queensland Government has taken another step in its commitment to red tape reduction, with the granting of assent to the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) (Amending Act) on 26 September 2014.

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Does the PPSA apply? Receivers seek directions on goods held on bailment and consignment

3 October 2014

Does PPSA apply? The Court provides useful clarity on the PPSA concepts of “PPS Leases”, “bailment” and “commercial consignment” arrangements in the context of providing directions to Receivers.

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