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.

Government amends Local Government Acts to overturn Paton & ors v Mackay Regional Council

5 June 2014

Last night the State Government passed the Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.

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New South Wales reintroduces stamp duty changes relating to options

2 June 2014

Last week a new bill was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament which reintroduces most of the significant stamp duty changes that had been proposed by the previous bill.

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Universalism or territorialism in cross border insolvency

30 May 2014

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision in which the Court demonstrated a preparedness to depart from the philosophical basis for cross border insolvency in order to protect the interests of Australian based creditors.

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Competition Review: May 2014/2

30 May 2014

This issue covers the ACCC’s commencement of proceedings against Coles, a $3 million penalty against NSK Australia for cartel conduct and implications of the 2014/15 Federal Budget on the ACCC.

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BCIP Act reform - Key changes

29 May 2014

After a long period of stakeholder consultation, the Queensland Government has announced a series of amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld).

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Navigating the new BCIPA - Pitfalls remain when responding to standard payment claims

29 May 2014

Your contractor endorses his payment claims as payment claims under BCIPA. He says he will not pursue any disputed amount under BCIPA. What should you do and what are the risks?

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“That’s not bullying”: Fair Work Commission clarifies key aspects of new workplace bullying laws

23 May 2014

The Fair Work Commission has provided its first detailed insights into the types of conduct that will – and won’t – constitute bullying under Part 6-4B of the Fair Work Act.

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Extending the shelf life: Orders extending the time to commence voidable transaction proceedings

23 May 2014

This week's TGIF considers the decision Fortress Credit Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd v Fletcher [2014] NSWCA 148 confirming the power of the court to make orders extending the time for the commencement of voidable transaction proceedings.

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New customer due diligence requirements under anti-money laundering laws

23 May 2014

Ahead of the full statutory review of Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financial laws, the AUSTRAC CEO has amended the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules in relation to CDD.

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Pain relief for pharmaceutical patent owners - Pregabalin injunction appeal success

21 May 2014

The Full Federal Court yesterday allowed an appeal by Warner-Lambert Company LLC and the Pfizer group to broaden the scope of an existing interlocutory injunction restraining Apotex Pty Ltd’s supply of pregabalin products in Australia.

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