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.

Financial services providers beware: Results from ASIC’s latest enforcement report

31 March 2016

19 criminal and 43 civil cases are currently before the Courts with ASIC taking enforcement action for breaches of financial services law including for unlicensed conduct, dishonest conduct and misleading statements.

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Potential introduction of Project Bank Accounts in Queensland

29 March 2016

In December 2015, the Queensland Government issued a Security of Payment discussion paper seeking industry feedback on ways to improve security of payment for subcontractors. One of the proposals flagged for consideration is the use of project bank

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Conflicts management practices under ASIC microscope

29 March 2016

ASIC has released a new report urging all AFS licensees to review their own conflicts management practices following an extensive review of vertically integrated businesses in the funds management industry.

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Legal Professional Privilege – Keeping Workplace ‘Laundry’ Private

24 March 2016

In this In Brief, we look at recent cases where employees have demanded access to privileged workplace investigation reports; and discuss some practical tips to help employers keep their ‘business’ private.

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Merchants beware: ACCC given powers to stop excessive surcharging

24 March 2016

With the recent amendment to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2010, the ACCC has been given the power to take action where merchants charge customers excessive surcharges for paying for goods and services with credit or debit cards.

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Robo-advice gets regulated: consultation on new regulatory guide commences

23 March 2016

ASIC has reaffirmed its “technology neutral” approach to financial services regulation in a new consultation to address organisational competence, “adequate resources” and risk management issues associated with robo-advice.

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Construction law update - March

21 March 2016

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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Reform fatigue as superannuation consultation commences once again

18 March 2016

The Productivity Commission’s review into the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system is underway with public consultation now occurring.

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question? Part 2

18 March 2016

This is our second article in this series. In this article we consider who can receive or make use of the transcript of a compulsory examination – including third parties – and the protections available to a person pleading a defence in court proceed

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WA Court of Appeal finds guarantor’s liability rescinded by subsequent credit contract

18 March 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in ANZ v Manasseh [2016] WASCA 41, where the court considered the enforceability of a guarantee when a subsequent credit contract is entered into without the guarantor’s consent.

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