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.

The new untouchables - Does adverse action mean that some employees are immune from dismissal?

16 May 2014

Recent case law suggests that an employee who makes a complaint about almost any issue in their workplace, can seek protection from dismissal under the “adverse action” provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009.

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Differential rates - Can councils take into account whether a property is the owner’s principal place of residence? Paton & Ors v Mackay Regional Council [2014] QSC 75

16 May 2014

The Supreme Court of Queensland has set aside a resolution of the Mackay Regional Council that purported to impose differential rates based on whether or not a property was an owner’s principal place of residence.

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Commencing proceedings in the face of a valid arbitration agreement? Don’t be hopeless

16 May 2014

Parties who commence litigation and then resist a stay application in circumstances where there is a valid and binding arbitration agreement should proceed with extreme caution.

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Court of Appeal denies claim of unconscionability in circumstances where a bank followed its usual practices

16 May 2014

This week’s TGIF considers Donnelly v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that unconscionable conduct on the part of banks will only occur when it entered into a facility agreement with Ms Donnelly.

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Tax: Resource Capital Fund III LP final orders made

15 May 2014

The Full Federal Court has made final orders in the litigation concerning Resource Capital Fund III LP’s exit from its Australian investment.

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Causation and reliance in securities class actions: Halliburton v EPJ Fund

15 May 2014

A recent petition to the Supreme Court of the United States could fundamentally change securities class action litigation in the US, and encourage practitioners to reflect on the way securities class actions are argued in Australia.

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APRA proposes amendments to its “final” harmonised and enhanced risk management requirements

15 May 2014

On 8 May 2014, APRA released a letter to all CEOs of authorised deposit-taking (ADI) institutions, general insurers and life companies to clarify its intent with respect to certain specific risk management matters.

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How can a tenant protect its lease if a landlord company is wound up?

14 May 2014

Following a High Court of Australia decision the liquidator of a landlord company has a statutory right to disclaim a tenant’s lease of premises.

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Outcome-based contracting is on the up: Who's doing it, why, and what you need to know about it

13 May 2014

With government agencies and businesses under pressure to deliver more value within constrained budgets, organisations are looking closely at outcome based contracting models.

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Competition Review: May 2014/1

13 May 2014

This issue covers the $1.2 million penalty imposed on Energy Australia, undertakings given by CUB and Coles, and the Federal Court’s decision in relation to petrol pricing undertakings.

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