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 limits ICAC’s role: What are the consequences?

21 April 2015

The High Court’s decision in ICAC v Cunneen places significant restraints on ICAC’s investigative powers and, given ICAC’s high profile in recent times, is likely to be a catalyst for a broader discussion around law reform in this area.

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Australia’s new cyber-bullying watchdog

17 April 2015

On 24 March 2015, the Federal Parliament of Australia passed the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015, with support from all major Australian political parties.

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A liquidator’s power of sale under s 477(2)(c) of the Corporations Act does not extend to trust assets

17 April 2015

This week’s TGIF confirms that a liquidators’ power of sale under s 477(2)(c) of the Corporations Act does not extend to assets held by the company on trust.

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Coal mining and gas activities and the landholders’ refusal right

14 April 2015

Access to land for coal mining and gas exploration should be able to be refused by landowners according to the Greens.

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Determining minimum unit sizes in the Residential Flat Design Code

14 April 2015

The Land and Environment Court has weighed in on the minimum unit sizes required by State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 (Design Quality of Residential Flat Development) (SEPP 65) and the Residential Flat Design Code.

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Shadow director caught under insolvent trading provisions

10 April 2015

Featherstone v Hambleton as Liquidator of Ashala Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2015] QCA 43, provides an example of the Court identifying someone as a shadow director where that person is no longer a shareholder or director of the company.

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FWC finds that engaging a labour hire employee is “outsourcing”

10 April 2015

In Burdziejko v ERGT Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 2308 the FWC decided that ERGT ‘outsourced’ work when it engaged a labour hire worker to do work for a new client.

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Claims in contract and estoppel: The Land and Environment Court’s jurisdiction

8 April 2015

The Land and Environment Court has confirmed the extent of its jurisdiction for matters involving claims in contract and estoppel, as well as providing guidance on invalid fetters on the statutory discretion of public authorities.

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Fee-simple under the Valuation of Land Act 1916: Who (hypothetically) owns minerals?

7 April 2015

Are minerals in the ground owned privately or publicly for the purpose of the Valuation of Land Act 1916? The Land and Environment Court undertakes a hypothetical exercise in valuation.

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Bargaining and protected industrial action: Three key decisions you need to know about

1 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen a number of key decisions relating to bargaining and industrial action under the Fair Work Act. We cover three of the more important decisions in this In Brief, highlighting their implications for employers.

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