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.

Significant changes to Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage legislation will commence soon – what you need to know

28 April 2016

Earlier this year, the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (Amending Act) was passed by the Victorian State Parliament. The Amending Act introduces a number of significant changes to the way that Aboriginal heritage is managed in Victoria.

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Cutting red tape while ensuring quality control – rising to the challenge of export law reform

27 April 2016

The Commonwealth Government is in the process of reforming Australia’s agricultural export legislation in recognition of the current regulatory complexity.

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ACCC FAD sees dramatic price cuts for declared services

27 April 2016

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC’s released its FAD setting out price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. The new FAD sets pricing significantly lower than the previous FAD, with some reductions close to 80%.

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Key reforms to the South Australian planning system passed by Parliament

26 April 2016

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (SA) (Act), which is designed to reform South Australia’s planning and development system and will repeal the Development Act 1993 (SA), has now been passed by both Houses of Parliament.

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Special purpose receivers – Court’s broad power to override trust deed

22 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Banksia Securities Limited (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) [2016] NSWSC 357 in which the Court uses its broad remedial powers to appoint special purpose receivers.


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Businesses Beware – are you caught by the Australian Consumer Law? Implications of the ACCC v Valve decision

21 April 2016

Online and international businesses should consider whether they are subject to the ACL and amend their customer agreements to ensure compliance.

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Pizza Hut franchisees fail in their legal challenge to Pizza Hut’s new product and pricing policy

18 April 2016

The Federal Court has rejected claims by a number of Pizza Hut franchisees alleging that the franchisor breached its franchise agreement, was negligent and engaged in unconscionable conduct by introducing a new pizza pricing strategy.

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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory – lessons from recent unfair dismissal decisions

18 April 2016

Three recent FWC decisions remind employers that although there may a valid reason to dismiss of an employee, other factors can lead to a finding of unfairness.

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Improper Motives - Court invalidates appointment of administrator

15 April 2016

Victorian Supreme Court rules that the appointment of an administrator was invalid, void and of no effect because the directors did not genuinely believe the company was insolvent and appointed the administrator for an improper purpose.

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Victorian EPA seeks to clarify the framework for the reuse of prescribed industrial waste

12 April 2016

The EPA has recognised a lack of clarity in the current provisions in the Regulations relating to beneficial reuse of prescribed industrial waste (PIW) - ie certain waste from industrial and commercial activities that has characteristics or contains

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