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.

New public land contributions regime in Victoria: What does it mean for you?

23 February 2018

A new public land contribution regime was introduced in Victoria this week with the passing of the Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2018 (Vic) by the Victorian parliament.

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The party continues – Insurers remain joined to insolvent trading proceeding

23 February 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision in Blakeley v CGU Insurance Ltd [2017] VSCA 378, which confirms the rights of third parties to seek direct access to proceeds of insurance.

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What you need to know about proposed changes to the Australian Consumer Law

23 February 2018

Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law are set to substantially increase. Richard Flitcroft, James Cameron and Mikayla Kuhne consider these penalty increases and other key amendments being proposed.

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High Court allows personal payment orders for breaches of the Fair Work Act

21 February 2018

The High Court has handed down a decision with the potential to place considerable pressure on union officials engaging in repeated unlawful conduct exposing them to civil penalties under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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Adding Colour to the NEG: Public Consultation underway on the design of the National Energy Guarantee

20 February 2018

The long-awaited public consultation on the National Energy Guarantee has commenced, and businesses have three weeks to have their say on this significant government policy.

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New progressive rehabilitation requirements for mining activities reintroduced to Queensland Parliament

20 February 2018

After lapsing due to the Queensland State election, last year’s proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 have been reintroduced.

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FWC says Uber driver not an employee: Where next for the ‘share economy’?

19 February 2018

Following a series of conflicting decisions in multiple jurisdictions internationally, the question of whether Uber drivers are ‘employees’ or ‘independent contractors’ has recently been considered by the Fair Work Commission in Australia.

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Queensland Government proposes retrospective legislation to validate Council rates

19 February 2018

The Queensland Government has introduced the Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Bill 2018 (Qld) into Parliament to retrospectively validate local government rates and charges that were not properly levied.

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Out of step but not out of pocket: remuneration still recoverable for work done by invalidly appointed administrators and liquidators

16 February 2018

This week’s TGIF examines an application for approval of voluntary administrators’ and liquidators’ remuneration in circumstances where the appointments were subsequently found to be invalid.

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Queensland Government refuses New Acland Coal’s application to expand its coal mine

16 February 2018

The Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science has issued its decision to refuse New Acland Coal’s application to amend its environmental authority.

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