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.

Proposed changes to domestic building contracts in Queensland

25 August 2014

The Queensland Government has recently released the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 which will repeal the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000.

Read More  |  Download PDF

Generics win the battle for CRESTOR, but lose the war over inventive step

22 August 2014

While the Full Court’s decision represents a loss for AstraZeneca, it places innovators at a significant advantage over generic companies in respect of follow-on inventions (such as formulations and dosage regimes).

Read More

August 2014 Mining Sector Update

22 August 2014

This edition highlights some key features of the carbon tax repeal legislation and provides an update on new coal project approvals in Queensland.

Read More  |  Download PDF

PPS Registrar right to restore registrations removed because of parties’ own errors

22 August 2014

To the relief of anyone making a mistake in lodging a PPSR amendment application, the Court has recently confirmed the PPS Registrar can restore a registration that has been removed because of mistakes in a lodging parties’ amendment application.

Read More

You can’t keep secret what you rely upon: Employer loses legal professional privilege in workplace investigation report

21 August 2014

The recent decision of the highlights the need to carefully consider what documents are to be relied upon in court proceedings, lest legal professional privilege be lost over those communications.

Read More

Setting aside a DOCA: Phoenix activity

15 August 2014

The recent decision of Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd is a useful reminder that a deed of company arrangement can be terminated by order of the Court, particularly where it (or a previous transaction) involves suspected “phoenix activity”.

Read More

Employment and workplace law: Mid-year review 2014

14 August 2014

This is our first annual review of employment and workplace laws in Australia. We look at developments from the perspective of employers in Australia and the challenges that they face in the current economic climate.

Read More  |  Download PDF

“Reasonable steps” to protect personal information - Revised Guide to Information Security

8 August 2014

Australian Privacy Principle 11 requires agencies and organisations who are subject to the Privacy Act to take active measures to ensure the security of personal information they hold.

Read More

Federal Court comments on receivers and liquidators obligation to hold funds under section 561

8 August 2014

Federal Court finds that statutory obligations, not trust obligations, require receivers and liquidators to hold and apply funds for the benefit of employees pursuant to s561 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Read More

Consultation draft of the highly anticipated Planning and Development Bill 2014 (QLD) released for consultation

4 August 2014

Following 18 months of selective consultation with various industry representatives, the DSDIP has finally released a consultation version of the draft Planning and Development Bill 2014 for open discussion until 26 September 2014.

Read More