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.

Review of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (Western Australia) - Discussion paper

6 February 2014

The Western Australian Government Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) has issued a Discussion Paper – Review of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 – for a final round of public discussions.

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The High Court gives generics the rubber-stamp for “skinny labelling” (but no surprises on method of treatment patents)

5 February 2014

In Apotex v Sanofi-Aventis the High Court finally confirmed (what was fairly well understood all along) that methods of medical treatment are patentable subject matter in Australia.

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January - February 2014 Energy Sector Update

5 February 2014

This edition includes discussions on cash bidding for offshore petroleum tenements and the introduction of a ‘one stop shop’ for environmental approvals.

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Native title fishing rights - A recent High Court decision

5 February 2014

A recent decision of the High Court has examined the extinguishment of native title rights at common law, in particular, the right to fish and has adopted a broad interpretation of section 211 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), a native title defenc

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Navigating Australian admiralty law: The ability to claim against and arrest a ship in Australian waters

3 February 2014

Shipping has become integral to the growth and success of many businesses in Australia.

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January - February 2014 Mining Sector Update

3 February 2014

This edition includes discussions on the new Queensland State Planning Policies and the release of Water Trigger Guidelines under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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Restraining the sale of land by receivers - When will courts grant an injunction?

31 January 2014

This week’s TGIF considers the case of Bosi Security Services Ltd v Wright [2013] WASC 431, in which the court granted an interlocutory injunction preventing the sale of land by receivers.

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The “finalised” CSG reforms: What it means for the CSG and agricultural industries

31 January 2014

On 28 January 2014, the NSW Government announced that it “has finalised landmark” coal seam gas reforms which aim to safeguard homes and high quality farmland in NSW.

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Exposure draft Future of Financial Advice legislation released - But questions remain

30 January 2014

The Government has released draft legislation to unwind parts of the Future of Financial Advice regime but issues remain regarding the way in which the reforms will be introduced.

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Protect distinctive products and packaging - Use designs law!

30 January 2014

Product designers operate in a highly competitive market and work tirelessly to get an edge over their competitors. Whether it is a new product or a distinctive packaging design, many companies put significant resources into their research and development and the subsequent marketing of new items to consumers. Making sure this valuable IP is adequately protected is a crucial part of gaining a competitive advantage.

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