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.

Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224 - Implications for local government

8 October 2014

On 1 October 2014, the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered its decision in the matter of Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Queensland & Ors [2014] QSC 224.

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Another step toward red tape reduction - Amendments to the Land Sales Act 1984 (Qld)

8 October 2014

The Queensland Government has taken another step in its commitment to red tape reduction, with the granting of assent to the Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (Qld) (Amending Act) on 26 September 2014.

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Does the PPSA apply? Receivers seek directions on goods held on bailment and consignment

3 October 2014

Does PPSA apply? The Court provides useful clarity on the PPSA concepts of “PPS Leases”, “bailment” and “commercial consignment” arrangements in the context of providing directions to Receivers.

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Court allows compulsory transfer of shares in Mirabela

26 September 2014

NSW Supreme Court grants leave to deed administrators to transfer the shares of a listed company (Mirabela Nickel Ltd) without the consent of its shareholders for the first time.

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Competition law 'root & branch' review: Harper Draft Report released

26 September 2014

On 22 September 2014 the much anticipated Draft Report of the ‘root and branch’ review of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 was released.

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Directors’ duties: The inflexibility of the conflict rule

24 September 2014

On 11 September 2014, the Court delivered judgment in Allco Funds Management Limited (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liq) v Trust Company (RE Services) Limited.

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A $1.59 million reason to avoid wrongful dismissal

23 September 2014

In this In Brief, we discuss the Western Australian Supreme Court decision in Heugh v Central Petroleum Limited [2014] WASC 311 (5 September 2014).

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Competition Review: September 2014/1

22 September 2014

This issue covers the ACCC’s action against Informed Sources and petrol retailers for alleged price data sharing and the ACCC’s action against Valve for alleged misleading consumer guarantee representations.

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Federal Court decision upholds removal of visa restrictions for foreign workers on offshore projects

22 September 2014

The Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Maritime Union of Australia v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection is important for employers in the offshore oil and gas industry.

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The Supreme Court of NSW reminds us of the inflexibility of the conflict rule and the risks associated with the involvement of directors in transactions in circumstances where they are in a position of conflict

19 September 2014

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW which reversed a transaction on the basis that the directors involved in the approval of the agreements were acting in breach of their fiduciary and statutory duties.

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