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.

Bank fees and penalties - Some guidance from the Federal Court

7 February 2014

On 5 February 2014, in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2014] FCA 35, the Federal Court of Australia determined that credit card late fees charged by a bank were penalties.

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Compensation payable to reserve trusts: The first decision on Section 106A of the Crown Lands Act 1989 (NSW)

6 February 2014

On 24 December 2013, the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down its decision in Tempe Recreation (D.500215 & D.1000502) Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2013] NSWLEC 221.

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What rights do licensees need in order to have standing to sue for patent infringement? Federal Court clarifies meaning of “exclusive licensee”

6 February 2014

A recent decision states that if any residual rights are reserved for the patent holder (or any other person) the licence will not be “exclusive” and the licensee will not have standing to sue for infringement.

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The penalty doctrine after Andrews - Some practical guidance at last

6 February 2014

A federal court decision just handed down provides welcome guidance about the application of the penalty doctrine post Andrews.

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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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