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.

Federal Court decision upholds removal of visa restrictions for foreign workers on offshore projects

22 September 2014

The Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Maritime Union of Australia v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection is important for employers in the offshore oil and gas industry.

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The Supreme Court of NSW reminds us of the inflexibility of the conflict rule and the risks associated with the involvement of directors in transactions in circumstances where they are in a position of conflict

19 September 2014

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW which reversed a transaction on the basis that the directors involved in the approval of the agreements were acting in breach of their fiduciary and statutory duties.

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September 2014 Energy Sector Update

19 September 2014

This edition discusses the framework affecting the resources sector for the management and allocation of water under the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (Qld) as well as a suite of proposed government-owned asset sales.

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Changes to duty to notify - Will it lead to a flood of notifications and prosecutions?

18 September 2014

Invitations to comment on the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Bill 2014 are open until 29 September 2014.

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Building and Construction Industry Payments Act reform - Key changes

18 September 2014

The Queensland Government has passed a series of amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act).

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Full Federal Court adopts a broad approach to the concept of a “workplace” under anti-discrimination legislation

16 September 2014

The Full Federal Court’s decision in Vergara v Ewin confirms that for the purposes of anti-discrimination legislation, the courts will take a broad view of the definition of a “workplace” where alleged discrimination or harassment may occur.

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Trade mark use and the internet - Keywords and search engine optimisation

12 September 2014

A recent Federal Court case which involved these recognised causes of action in the context of search engine optimisation is the Full Court decision of Lift Shop Pty Ltd v Easy Living Home Elevators Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 75.

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ACCC releases final Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct

12 September 2014

On 10 September 2014, the ACCC published its updated Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct and supplementary frequently asked questions guide. The Immunity Policy and FAQs replace the 2009 Policy and related interpretation guidelines.

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Presentation of bankruptcy petition means Farm Debt Mediation Act will not prevent creditors from pursuing rights which may be related to a farm mortgage

12 September 2014

Federal Court confirms that Farm Debt Mediation Act (1994) (NSW) does not operate to prevent an individual from pursuing rights under the Bankruptcy Act 1966, which may be related to a farm mortgage, where bankruptcy petition has been presented.

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High Court says no implied duty of trust and confidence in contracts of employment

12 September 2014

In a much anticipated decision, the High Court of Australia has unanimously ruled that contracts of employment in Australia do not automatically include a mutual duty of trust and confidence.

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