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.

Each organ is sovereign in its sphere: The distribution of corporate power

20 July 2016

A recent series of cases in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court have re-affirmed the basis for the distribution of corporate power between the members in general meeting and the board of directors.

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Australian Corporations Act not beholden to Chapter 11

15 July 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Legend International Holdings Inc (In Liquidation) v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd & Kisan International Trading FZE [2016] VSCA 151 in which it was held that s 581 does not prohibit a winding up order where Ch

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PAY BACK – employer undertakes to reimburse employees more than $2 million in underpayments

13 July 2016

A recent enforceable undertaking affirms the importance of correctly calculating employee entitlements under modern awards.

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Breaches of the Code of Banking Practice result in a challenge to the enforcement of a guarantee

8 July 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the most recent decision in a line of cases which hold that the provisions of the Code of Banking Practice may be incorporated into loan agreements, as well as guarantees given by individuals.

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Swept away – sea front erosion control in Queensland

7 July 2016

Recent wild weather has highlighted the risks of storm erosion to beach front development. But regulation in Queensland is complex and the protection of private land is not guaranteed.

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The Coles Agreement decision and what it means for enterprise bargaining

7 July 2016

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission refused to approve an enterprise agreement covering Coles Supermarkets. We examine the decision, its fallout and the lessons for employers to ensure that agreements pass the ‘better off overall test’.

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That Just Won’t Fly: Federal Court decision in Qantas v Edwards offers guidance on trade mark confusion

5 July 2016

The Federal Court’s recent decision in Qantas v Edwards [2016] FCA 729 provides a useful exposition of the “prior conflicting mark” and “prior reputation” grounds of opposition under the Trade Marks Act.

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‘Not so onerous!’ – NSW Supreme Court declares purported disclaimer of contract null and void.

1 July 2016

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Blue Sennar Air Pty Ltd (in liq); In the matter of Eye Plantain Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] NSWSC 772.

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The National Access Regime Still Has Teeth

28 June 2016

The Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) decided that the shipping channel and wharfage service (the Wharfside Service) at the Port of Newcastle (Port) should be declared under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 20

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Teaching old dogs new tricks: The Fair Work Commission’s New Approaches program

28 June 2016

Under the Fair Work Commission (FWC) New Approaches program, employers can now seek assistance from the FWC to develop a ‘new approach’ to bargaining, implementing change and resolving workplace conflict.

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