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.

High Court decisions to prompt rethink of bargaining strategies

13 December 2017

On 6 December 2017, the High Court of Australia handed down two decisions that will have far-reaching consequences for the approach taken in bargaining for enterprise agreements and responding to industrial disputes.

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Insolvency reform: stay of “Ipso Facto” provisions will provide breathing space for companies facing insolvency

12 December 2017

An analysis of the recent amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which raised practical questions about suspension and termination rights in construction contracts.

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Keeping it within the “mothership”

8 December 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in the matter of Bias Boating Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1524 which deals with leave to join already named defendants to a “mothership” proceeding after expiration of the limitation period

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Punishment and Reward: Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Tough New Foreign Bribery Offences

8 December 2017

The government has introduced new legislation that establishes a regime for Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) and tough new foreign bribery offences.

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Federal Court quashes enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees

6 December 2017

In a recent decision, the Federal Court has limited the ability of employers to enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees where the enterprise agreement is expressed to cover a much broader range of workers.

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Mining Sector Update - Australia and Papua New Guinea: December 2017

4 December 2017

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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A disposition of trust property post-winding up – void or not?

1 December 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Simpson & Anor v Tropical Hire Pty Ltd (in liq) [2017] QCA 274 in which the Queensland Court of Appeal considered whether a disposition of property by a company after the commencement of its winding up was v

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Regulators continue to crack down on unfair contract terms

30 November 2017

Regulators remind organisations they’re closely monitoring compliance with the unfair contract terms regime, following last year’s extension to cover small businesses.

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A change in the Australian restructuring landscape

28 November 2017

Australia’s restructuring landscape has changed in recent weeks on two fronts – one of which arose rather unexpectedly from a Federal Court Decision.

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How to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’ at your workplace functions this silly season

28 November 2017

As the year draws to a close and festive cheer begins to spread, the many potential pitfalls of the silly season workplace social calendar are once again rearing their heads. Here’s how to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’.

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