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.

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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July 2014 Energy Sector Update

28 July 2014

This edition discusses the carbon tax repeal and provides an update on a selection of potential corporate and asset divestments in the energy sector.

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Liquidators removed due to conflict and further guidance on DIRRIs

25 July 2014

A recent appeal decision reinforces the importance of the independence of liquidators and also provides further guidance on the contents of declarations of independence, relevant relationships and indemnities by administrators.

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The Financial System Inquiry calls for views on the reform of Australia’s external administration systems

18 July 2014

This week’s TGIF considers the observations on external administration by the Financial System Inquiry in its Interim Report released on 15 July 2014.

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Rules of natural justice do not necessarily encompass the requirement of probative evidence for the abritrator’s factual findings

18 July 2014

TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd v Castel Electronics Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 83.

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