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.

WA Court of Appeal finds guarantor’s liability rescinded by subsequent credit contract

18 March 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in ANZ v Manasseh [2016] WASCA 41, where the court considered the enforceability of a guarantee when a subsequent credit contract is entered into without the guarantor’s consent.

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Consultation on draft Tasmanian State Planning Provisions commences

16 March 2016

Tasmania’s Government is progressing its plan to establish a single state-wide planning scheme with the release of a set of draft State Planning Provisions for public comment.

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One person’s waste is another person's treasure

11 March 2016

The South Australian ERD Court again considers the complex question of how materials destined for reuse are to be characterised under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

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Self incrimination, regulators and commissions – do I really have to answer that question?

11 March 2016

This is the first in a two-part series covering some of the issues arising from compulsory examinations, the privileges that may be available to a person being examined, and how the answers can be used.

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Good Faith in Commercial Contracts: The Journey and the Destination

11 March 2016

The express obligation to act in good faith has long been recognised as a feature of contract law across a number of jurisdictions in Australia and internationally. However debate continues as to its scope and application.

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Guaranteed certainty: Creditors not required to exhaust remedies against a debtor before seeking to enforce a guarantee

11 March 2016

Victorian Supreme Court confirms that, unless there is an express provision for the benefit of a guarantor, a creditor will not be required to exhaust its remedies against a debtor before having recourse to the guarantee.

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The Parent Trap – Adverse Action, Parental Leave and Redundancy

7 March 2016

In this article, we examine two recent decisions highlighting some of the legal risks for employers in managing employees on parental leave. We also outline some practical tips for employers to avoid the ‘parent trap’.

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NSW Court finds that section 556 priorities do not apply to trust assets

4 March 2016

This week’s TGIF considers whether section 556(1) priorities apply to claims against trust assets and in particular the superannuation guarantee charge.

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Court of Appeal clarifies when development application material can be used in interpreting a development approval

1 March 2016

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified when a development application can be referred to in order to resolve uncertainty around the scope of a development approval.

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Is your State significant development likely to significantly affect threatened species or their habitats? The devil is not in the detail!

26 February 2016

In Upper Mooki Landcare Inc v Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Ltd and Minister for Planning, the NSW Land and Environment Court has dismissed a challenge to the Watermark Coal Project, an open cut coal mining project south east of Gunnedah.

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