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.

Construction law update - June

16 June 2015

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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“Double trouble” - Court rejects lender's attempts to charge ‘double interest’ under finance and security documents

12 June 2015

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has rejected a lender’s claim to ‘double interest’ under a secured note issuance.

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Competition Review: June 2015/1

12 June 2015

This issue includes Federation Centre’s proposed acquisition of the Novion Property Group and the ACCC’s submission to Treasury in response to the Harper Review Final Report.

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Planning Proposals under the Gateway process: Are community consultation requirements as rigorous as before?

12 June 2015

The Land and Environment Court has provided judgment on the community consultation requirements required under the gateway regime of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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Exhibition periods for development applications: When can a submission be made and can the submission period be extended?

12 June 2015

The Land and Environment Court has undertaken a detailed examination of submission periods under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the impact on objector appeal rights for designated development.

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Can you take advantage of the new rules for building energy efficiency disclosures?

10 June 2015

Changes to the building energy efficiency regime commence on 1 July 2015. Building owners may find they can take advantage of new exemptions where energy efficiency disclosures will no longer be required.

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Tough luck: Paying a progress claim the subject of an adjudication application before the determination is made can result in an overpayment

9 June 2015

This recent decision suggests that principals and head contractors should not attempt to pre-empt an adjudication determination by paying some or all of the disputed amount before that determination is made.

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A pig with lipstick is still a pig!: Judicial review and the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)

9 June 2015

This decision provides guidance on what constitutes a ‘payment claim’ for the purposes of the Act and is another example of the Court quashing the determination of a non-legally trained adjudicator on the basis of jurisdictional error.

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No ‘duty to speak’ on secured creditors

5 June 2015

The Court has found that a secured creditor will not be acting unconscionably, or in a misleading or deceptive manner, by simply reserving its rights in respect of transactions that may impact upon their securities without saying anything more.

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NSW Government releases stage one of the Integrated Mining Policy for public comment

5 June 2015

The Integrated Mining Policy, soon to be implemented by the NSW Government, will streamline the application process for State Significant mining developments (excluding exploration, petroleum operations and coal seam gas proposals).

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