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.

Recommended changes to Environmental Regulation in Victoria

23 May 2016

On 16 May 2016, the report of the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Agency was released to the public which proposes a comprehensive overhaul of Victoria’s environmental legislative framework.

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A sign for unfunded liquidators: what you need to know about assigning a cause of action

20 May 2016

This week’s TGIF examines the NSW Supreme Court decision In the Matter of Kevin Jacobsen Pty Limited (in liq) [2016] NSWSC 538 which considered a challenge to an application under s 477(2B) to assign a cause of action.

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The importance of franchise disclosure documents - lessons from ACCC v SensaSlim

19 May 2016

On 11 May 2016, Justice Yates of the Federal Court ordered SensaSlim Australia Pty Ltd (in liquidation) to pay significant pecuniary penalties for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false representations to both franchisees and t

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What does Glencore’s Tribunal application mean for infrastructure investors?

18 May 2016

Perhaps hoping to emulate Tigerair’s 2014 success in obtaining greater leverage in commercial negotiations, Glencore lodged an application with the National Competition Council (NCC) for declaration of channel shipping services at the Port of Newcast

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Are we nearly there yet? Yes we are!! The status of planning law reform in Queensland

17 May 2016

On 11 May 2016 a milestone was reached in the reform of Queensland planning legislation with the passing of the Planning Bill 2015 and its associated legislation.

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DEHP’s new weapons to ensure clean-up of mining sites: are you in the firing line?

17 May 2016

Recent amendments to Queensland’s environmental laws give the DEHP wide powers to ensure the clean-up of mining sites, and create new liabilities for ‘related persons’. Are you a related person? You might be surprised by the answer…

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Just because the window’s open doesn’t mean you can trade: three traps for ‘insiders’

17 May 2016

As insider trading continues to be a key focus of ASIC’s enforcement policy and the sophistication of ASIC’s market surveillance technology increases, this article provides a refresher on insider trading laws and highlights three circumstances where

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Representation Notices: Get Them Right, Or Start Bargaining All Over Again

16 May 2016

We examine several cases where employers have tripped up on the requirements for issuing representation notices at the start of bargaining – and provide some key tips for ‘getting it right’

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Retail lease reforms in Queensland

13 May 2016

The Queensland Government has passed amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld). We outline the significant changes to the Act.

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Executive officers - be warned – your right to silence under the Environmental Protection Act has been removed

13 May 2016

Recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Act, assented to on 27 April 2016, now compel an individual to answer a question put to them under s476 of the Act even if answering might tend to incriminate the individual.

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