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.

You can’t keep secret what you rely upon: Employer loses legal professional privilege in workplace investigation report

21 August 2014

The recent decision of the highlights the need to carefully consider what documents are to be relied upon in court proceedings, lest legal professional privilege be lost over those communications.

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Setting aside a DOCA: Phoenix activity

15 August 2014

The recent decision of Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd is a useful reminder that a deed of company arrangement can be terminated by order of the Court, particularly where it (or a previous transaction) involves suspected “phoenix activity”.

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Employment and workplace law: Mid-year review 2014

14 August 2014

This is our first annual review of employment and workplace laws in Australia. We look at developments from the perspective of employers in Australia and the challenges that they face in the current economic climate.

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“Reasonable steps” to protect personal information - Revised Guide to Information Security

8 August 2014

Australian Privacy Principle 11 requires agencies and organisations who are subject to the Privacy Act to take active measures to ensure the security of personal information they hold.

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Federal Court comments on receivers and liquidators obligation to hold funds under section 561

8 August 2014

Federal Court finds that statutory obligations, not trust obligations, require receivers and liquidators to hold and apply funds for the benefit of employees pursuant to s561 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

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Consultation draft of the highly anticipated Planning and Development Bill 2014 (QLD) released for consultation

4 August 2014

Following 18 months of selective consultation with various industry representatives, the DSDIP has finally released a consultation version of the draft Planning and Development Bill 2014 for open discussion until 26 September 2014.

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The Oracle decision: Full Federal Court raises the bar for damages in sexual harassment cases

4 August 2014

In Richardson v Oracle and Tucker, a Court awarded Ms Rebecca Richardson, a former consulting manager employed by Oracle total damages of $130,000 for sexual harassment by Mr Randol Tucker, a male sales representative.

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Australian listed public company’s centre of main interests found to be the USA

1 August 2014

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision on Cross-Border insolvency that confirms the test applied by the Court in determining whether a proceeding is a foreign main proceeding under the Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth).

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Competition Review: July 2014/2

31 July 2014

This issue includes updates on the ACCC’s SOIs on Aquis’ proposed acquisition of Reef Hotel Casino and Coles’ proposed acquisition of Supa IGA stores in WA.

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No further claims provisions do not prevent proposed variations to enterprise agreements - Toyota decision confirms

29 July 2014

In Toyota v Marmara [2014] FCAFC 84, the Federal Court found that a “no further claims” term of an enterprise agreement was inconsistent with the Fair Work Act and therefore could not prevent Toyota from proposing variations to the agreement.

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