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.

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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New South Wales Supreme Court finds senior employee entitled to 10 months’ reasonable notice of termination

9 September 2014

In Susanna Ma v Expeditors International Pty Ltd, the NSW Supreme Court found that the reasonable notice period to terminate the employment of a long serving senior employee was 10 months.

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Liquidators not required to prove debts prior to commencing compensation proceedings for insolvent trading

5 September 2014

NSW Supreme Court confirms that there is no obligation on liquidators to adjudicate on proof of debts prior to commencing compensation proceedings for insolvent trading.

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Recent Supreme Court challenges to ICAC’s corruption findings concerning Mount Penny mining tenement largely unsuccessful

1 September 2014

The ICAC conducted widely publicised public inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the award of the Mount Penny mining tenement and the grant of an exploration licence over the area to Cascade Coal.

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Court of Appeal sets aside a statutory demand in the absence of a creditor confirming there is no genuine dispute about the debt

29 August 2014

NSW Court of Appeal confirms that a statutory demand can be set aside if the accompanying affidavit does not contain a statement to the effect that there is no genuine dispute about the existence or amount of the debt.

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August 2014 Energy Sector Update

29 August 2014

This edition discusses the recent discovery of approximately 300 million barrels of oil off the coast of WA and highlights amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cth) as part of the carbon tax repeal legislation.

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