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.

DOCA extinguishes secured creditor's debt - Whether they like it or not

7 August 2015

The NSW Supreme Court has recently found that a DOCA will extinguish a secured creditor’s debt, although the secured creditor will remain able to ‘realise’ or ‘otherwise deal’ with the secured property.

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Challenging excessive costs - Local governments and enforcement costs

6 August 2015

In Warner v Isaac Regional Council, the District Court of Queensland has given a timely reminder to local governments that they cannot simply charge whatever amount they wish when taking steps for enforcement.

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Senate inquiry into wind farms releases final report

5 August 2015

The Senate Select Committee on Wind Farms has released its final report which makes a number of key recommendations regarding the regulation of the wind energy industry in Australia.

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Managing uncertainty: Update on proposed changes to paid parental leave

5 August 2015

The Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015 sheds some light on proposed PPL changes, but considerable uncertainty remains as the Bill may not be passed by Federal Parliament.

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Full Federal Court finds ‘facilitating’ is not the same as ‘obtaining’ other acceptable employment for redundant employees

4 August 2015

The Full Federal Court has held employer efforts that result in something less than an alternative offer of employment will not provide a basis for a reduction in redundancy pay under the National Employment Standards.

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Regulation of drones in Australia - A balancing act

31 July 2015

The new Australian drone regulations being prepared by CASA will need to strike a balance between protecting the rights of individuals without overly restricting the innovative services and opportunities that drone technology promises.

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Lender responsible for unconscionable conduct of intermediaries

31 July 2015

Supreme Court of Western Australia finds loans granted by a lender through intermediaries to be unenforceable due to unconscionable conduct.

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ASIC rattles a long hidden sabre by issuing a warning that it will seek recovery of expenses associated with its investigations

30 July 2015

ASIC released an information sheet on 29 July 2015 alerting relevant stakeholders of its intention to utilise its pre-existing powers under section 91 of the ASIC Act to seek recovery of its investigation costs and expenses.

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Court rejects class action applicant’s preliminary discovery request and is critical of solicitor’s book-building process to recruit group members

28 July 2015

The Court has again been called on to review the tactics of class action promoters, in this case in relation to a proposed securities class action against Iluka Resources Limited following a fall in its share price after a profit downgrade

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ACCC v Chopra: Penalty submissions in the aftermath of CFMEU and Barbaro

27 July 2015

While Chopra does not restore the certainty removed by CFMEU, his Honour adopted a balanced approach that may be followed in the future, by asking the parties what penalty would be manifestly excessive or inadequate, based on comparable cases.

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